Review of Mahan Air flight Tehran Shiraz in Economy

Airline Mahan Air
Flight W51087
Class Economy
Seat 29A
Aircraft Airbus A300-600
Flight time 01:00
Take-off 25 Dec 14, 13:35
Arrival at 25 Dec 14, 14:35
W5   #31 out of 139 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 24 reviews
whitelight44
Published on 15th March 2015
Hi all,

This is about my trip back home to Iran and to the Arabic countries in the Persian Gulf area, you can see all parts here:

Toronto to Frankfurt- Air Canada: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9253.html
Frankfurt to Tehran- Lufthansa- Tehran Pictures: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9322.html
Tehran- Shiraz- Tehran- Mahan Air: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9666.html
Tehran to Kuwait- Kuwait Airways: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9383.html
Kuwait to Dubai- Kuwait Airways: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9456.html
Dubai to Doha- Qatar Airways: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9501.html
Doha to Bahrain- British Airways: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9519.html
Bahrain to Kuwait- United Airlines: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9554.html
Kuwait to Dubai- Fly Dubai: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9600.html
Dubai to Vienna- Austrian Airlines: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9622.html
Vienna to Toronto- Austrian Airlines: http://flight-report.com/en/report-9629.html

This section covers my trip to the beautiful city of Shiraz with Mahan Air and below are the pictures.

Tehran's Mehrabad Airport old International terminal is used strictly by Iran Air, all other airlines, such as Mahan, Aseman etc use the main domestic terminal, which is labeled as terminal 4

Entrance to the airport, which is very cool

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Terminal building

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Pictures of some cool projects under construction in Kish Island of Iran in the Persian Gulf at the entrance of terminal for investors who are interested to fund these projects

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Inside with numerous check in counters and seating areas all over

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The check in counters for my flight

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Boarding pass

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Some shops and eateries here

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Tehran Mall project

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After going through the security this is the air side. There are no air bridges in Tehran's domestic and all need to board buses to get to their plane

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Boarding for our flight

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Many planes all over the apron

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Then we reached our plane

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Boarding

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A very nice cabin, clean, very fresh looking with very comfortable seats and great leg room

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Inflight Magazine

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International network

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Middle East network

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Within Iran network

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Taxing and passing by many cool planes

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Lining up for take off

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Take off

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Amazing, looking back at Tehran with the Mount Damavand in the background. The highest point and mountain in the middle east region with height of 5878 meters

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Couple of minutes later we passed above Tehran's International Airport (IKA) located 30 KM south of Tehran

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Beautiful salt lake on the way

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Meal service

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A very tasty lunch, which I don't know the name of it. Kind of like a bologna with fresh vegetables.

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The green thing is called Koo Koo Sabzi (Vegetable mix, I don't know the English equivalent for it)

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Flying above the city of Isfahan after around half an hour, second most famous tourist attraction of Iran after Shiraz with Zayandehrood River in the centre and many nice bridges

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Isfahan airport visible on top almost right corner

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Descend to Shiraz

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A portion of Shiraz visible here

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Making a U turn above the beautiful salt lake of Shiraz, which had a red colour but due to sun light I could not take a good pic

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Shiraz airport terminal, there is heavy construction inside as they just doubled the size of the terminal, the outside is almost done but the inside is still under construction so the airport was kind of chaotic. The old airport was very nice too but they decided to make it bigger.

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Disembark

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Beautiful cabin and seats

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Business class

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Entrance to baggage hall

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Outside area

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Looking back at the terminal

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Picture of the cleric that the airport is named after

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As I was waiting for my cousin to pick me up and she was stuck in traffic, I went back in to the terminal to take some pictures

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Just before stepping in I saw my plane leaving back for Tehran, which was very cool :)

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Inside the terminal, which used to be very nice and vibrant but due to construction it was looking like a simple huge hall

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And going out when my cousin called me and was waiting for me outside

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Pictures below are from my return couple of days later

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Old style boarding pass

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Moving past security and to the airside section, which was very small and over crowded due to the construction. There were many flat seats around, which were very comfortable

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Boarding

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Awesome cabin

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Take off with some views over Shiraz

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Meal service

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Chicken and some sort of Macaroni salad

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Handing out extra breads to whoever wants them, great cabin crew, young and very professional

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Descending into Tehran- you get great views if you seat on the right and go to Mehrabad domestic airport but since it was night due to the speed of plane I could not take many nice pix as the plane goes along the Central part of Tehran and there is a huge sea of apartments and lights

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Beautiful lit up stair case

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Disembark for us from the back door

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Beautiful

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Baggage hall, crowded with so many flights landing from all over Iran

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Hope you enjoyed this FR :)





































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Verdict

Mahan Air

8.8/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Meal/catering10.0

Tehran - THR

8.0/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness9.0

Shiraz - SYZ

7.2/10
Efficiency8.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

A great flight experience with Mahan Air. Great cabin, fresh, nicely designed, with great seats with excellent leg room and comfort. The crew were also very nice, attentive and professional. Very nice and fresh meal served for this short 1 hour flight.

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