Iran Air

By purchase of Boeing 747 SP, Iran air (Homa) used these long way airplanes for the Tehran-New York path, so that the longest non-stop airline in the world was launched in this way.

History of Iran National Airline

     Iran National Airline was established in 1962 by combination of two airlines ‘’ Iranian Airways’’ and ‘’Persian Airways’’ with symbol of Homa. The familiar logo of Homa which is originated from the fictional bird in Persepolis, was designed in 1341 (Solar year) by a young man named ‘’ Edward Zohrabian’’. From that time till now, this logo is considered as one of the most beautiful logos and also one of the best international brands. At first‘’Homa Airlines’’ started its flights with Douglas DC3, DC6, Vickers and Avro York, and in 1964 became a member of IATA. By the beginning of 1970, golden age of ‘’Homa’’ started as well. In 1971 some Boeing 737-100 and in 1974, Boeing 727-200 entered in Iran air fleet. Also deliverance of expensive Boeing 747 (100 and 200) and SP was commenced in 1975.

     In the middle of 70s, ‘’Homa’’ had many non-stop daily flights to Europe. In this period Iran National Airlines had more than 30 weekly flights from Tehran to London. Tehran Airline to John .F Kennedy airport in New York started in 1975 (1354) by using Boeing 707 and with a single stop in London Heathrow airport. By purchase of Boeing 747 SP, Homa used these long way airplanes for the Tehran-New York path, so that the longest non-stop airline in the world was launched in this way.

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     In the last years of 70s, Iran National Airlines was known as the fastest growing Airline Company in the world. And also considered as one of the safest, the most modern and profitable Airline Company in the world. In 1976, ‘’Homa’’ after Australian company ‘’Qantas’’ was named as the safest Airline in the world.

     After the Islamic Revolution in Iran and some changes in policies of the Iranian government, various sanctions imposed on Iran for the sale of airplanes and its parts. In spite of all the difficulties and obstacles, Homa could keep on its flights to the different parts of the world. In recent years the countries of the region (Middle-East), established various Airlines and increased their role in Air transportation. According to the abolition of Airline sanctions from the United States and European countries, we are hopeful that Homa could regain its main place again in this industry and could play its role in Air travels.