Investors in Iran
are said to be preparing to establish the country’s first low-fare carrier,
named Izan Air, which is to begin operating during
the summer of this year.
Reports from Tehran
indicate that the company has been given permission to set up operations by the
Iranian Civil Aviation Organisation.
Izan Air’s director general, identified
as Hashem Afsarian, is
cited in Iranian media as suggesting that the airline would use Boeing
737-300/400 aircraft. It would start services with three jets and increase its
fleet to five within the first year.
Reports add that the carrier would
offer fares about 10% lower than those of other carriers in the country. Izan Air suggests that it would operate to cities such as Tabriz in the north of Iran.