Cutting the ribbon in Milan Malpensa at the start of Mahan Air’s twice-weekly route from Tehran were: Andrea Tucci, VP Aviation Business Development, SEA Milan Airports; Seyed Mohammad Jozi, General Consul in Italy of Islamic Republic of Iran; and Hossein Hosseini, Director of Marketing and Route Planning, Mahan Air.
- Mahan Air, the Iranian airline, started twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) flights from its Tehran Imam Khomeini (IKA) hub to Milan Malpensa (MXP) on 17 June – its 54th global destination. Although the inaugural service was operated by one of the carrier’s A340s, the service is intended to be flown by its A310 fleet. Iran Air will provide the only direct competition on the 3,711-kilometre airport pair, also flying twice-weekly on the route. The sector becomes Mahan Air’s seventh into Europe, and closely follows the start of services to Munich earlier this summer. See how Milan Malpensa Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.