Mahan Air of Iran launches third route to Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Mahan Air expanded its network to Southeast Asia on 14 August when the private Iranian airline connected Tehran (IKA) with the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (KUL). Due to bilateral limitations, flights are operated with two weekly frequencies only, using 195-seat A310 aircraft. Mahan Air has already been serving Kuala Lumpur from two other Iranian airports, Mashhad and Shiraz, since 2010. Competition on the route between the two country capitals comes from IranAir’s five flights a week and AirAsia X’s four weekly operations.