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    کیش ایر


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    (Wikipedia) - Kish Air Kish Airlines هواپیمایی کیش Founded Ceased operations Hubs Secondary hubs Focus cities Fleet size Destinations Company slogan Parent company Headquarters Key people Website
    IATA Y9 ICAO KIS Callsign KISHAIR
    1989
    1999
    Mehrabad Airport
    10
    18
    We Care About You
    Kish Free Zone Organization
    Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Iran
    Mohammad Khalaj Zadeh (Chairman)
    kishairlines.com

    Kish Airlines (Persian: هواپیمایی کیش‎) is an airline based in Tehran, Iran. It operates international, domestic and charter services as a scheduled carrier. Its main base is Mehrabad International Airport, Tehran.

    Contents
    • 1 History
    • 2 Destinations
    • 3 Fleet
    • 4 Accidents and incidents
    • 5 References
    • 6 External links

    History

    The airline was established on December 16, 1989 and started operations in 1989. It is owned by Kish Free Zone Organisation (79%), Kish Investment and Development (11%) and Kish Development and Servicing (10%).

    To start its passenger operations, after receiving temporary operations permission, the airline leased 2 aircraft (three Tupolev Tu-154 and four McDonnell Douglas MD-82/MD-83) from Bulgaria Airlines on a wet lease basis. Kish Air received its air operator certificate (AOC) in 1990 after demonstrating its competence to the Civil Aviation authorities, during its first year of operations, thus becoming the first private company to receive its AOC from Civil Aviation of Iran. At this time the company began wet leasing three Tupolev Tu-154Ms from Russian leasing companies, returning the previously leased Bulgarian aircraft. The company also wet leased two Yakovlev Yak-42D aircraft from Russia.

    Towards the end of 1992 the company was at the verge of bankruptcy, and most of the key managers were replaced by a new team, most of whom are still running the company successfully today. In 1999 Kish Air having enough financial strength, decided to replace its wet leased fleet with dry leased and purchased aircraft, and within a year was able to operate 2 dry leased and two purchased Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft, and hire and train the required air crew and maintenance personnel. At present Kish Air is also operating a fleet of medium range MD-80 series aircraft and short range Fokker 100 on its domestic and international routes.

    DestinationsA Kish Air Tupolev Tu-154 landing at Tehran, Iran.A Kish Air Tupolev Tu-154 landing at Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Kish Air operates services to the following destinations (at January 2011):

     Azerbaijan
    • Baku - Heydar Aliyev International Airport
     Iran
    • Abadan - Abadan Airport
    • Abu Musa Island - Abu Musa Airport
    • Arak - Arak Airport
    • Ahwaz - Ahwaz International Airport
    • Asalouyeh - Asalouyeh Airport
    • Bandar Abbas - Bandar Abbas Airport
    • Isfahan - Isfahan International Airport
    • Kerman - Kerman Airport
    • Kermanshah - Kermanshah Airport
    • Kish Island - Kish Airport (focus city)
    • Mahshahr - Mahshahr Airport
    • Mashhad - Mashhad International Airport
    • Rasht - Rasht Airport
    • Qeshm - Qeshm Airport
    • Shahrekord - Shahrekord Airport
    • Shahroud - Shahroud Airport
    • Shiraz - Shiraz International Airport
    • Tabriz - Tabriz International Airport
    • Tehran - Mehrabad Airport (Hub)
    • Zanjan - Zanjan Airport
     Iraq
    • Baghdad - Baghdad International Airport
     Oman
    • Khasab - Khasab Airport
     Syria
    • Damascus - Damascus International Airport
     Turkey United Arab Emirates
    • Dubai - Dubai International Airport
    • Sharjah - Sharjah International Airport
    Fleet

    The Kish Air fleet includes the following aircraft (at 31 May 2012):

    Kish Air Fleet Aircraft In Fleet Passenger Capacity Notes Total 12
    Fokker 100 3 117
    McDonnell Douglas MD-82 5 160 1 operated by Khors Air
    McDonnell Douglas MD-83 4 162 1 stored; 2 operated by Bukovyna Airlines and one by Khors Air
    Accidents and incidents
    • On 19 September 1995, Kish Air Flight 707 was hijacked by one of the cabin crew and landed in Israel, where the hijacker was arrested.
    • On 10 February 2004, Kish Air Flight 7170, operated by a Fokker 50 Mk.050, crashed at Sharjah International Airport killing 43 people. Three survived with serious injuries. The cause was that the propellors were put into reverse pitch while the aircraft was in flight.

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