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Rare Caspian Airlines MD-83 THR-ZBR (Tehran-Chabahar)

Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:29 pm

This October I was in Iran and made there 4 internal flights:
1. THR-IFN (Mahan Air Avro RJ100)
2. IFN-THR (Naft Fokker F100)
3. THR-ZBR (Caspian MD-83)
4. ZBR-THR (Aseman B727)

Previous Trip Reports:
Vologda Air - Yakovlev Yak-40 VKO-UUOS Passenger Flight Experience
Iranian Trip, parts 1&2: Mahan Air Avro RJ100 and Naft Fokker F100

Part 3. Caspian Airlines
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Flight: RV 016
Airline: Caspian Airlines
Route: Tehran (Mehrabad) - Chabahar (Konarak International Airport)
Date: 20/10/2017 07:15-09:24

Full video report: Caspian Airlines MD-83 Flight from Tehran to Chabahar

Purchase a ticket

Tickets for Caspian Airlines flights are not sold on the airline's website and in ordinary agencies. You can buy only at the ticket office in Iran or through some special agents. This time I used goiran.ru.

Check in

You can check in olny at the airport via check in counter.

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Departure - Mehrabad Airport

Again, I departured from 4th terminal of Mehrabad airport.

Boarding

That time our aircraft stood at the farthest parking lot - 4 km. from the terminal. I got a wonderful airport bus tour :)

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Iran Air Tours MD-82:
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Pouya Air Antonov-72 and Il-76:
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MiG-29?
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Aircraft

McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (reg. EP-CPZ) was built in October 1994 (23 years old at the time of the flight) for AOM French Airlines. There he flew until 2001, then moved to Air Lib (France), 2003 to Jetsgo (Canada), 2005 to Avianca, 2009 to Air Burkina, 2012 to Khors Aircompany and then to Caspian Airlines.

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Tehran and Mehrabad airport:
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Food

Lunchboxes with snaks (bread, jam, butter, cheese, cake, milk and juice) and hot drinks.

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Arrival - Konarak International Airport

In fact it is a small civil terminal on a military airfield. There is no public transport, passengers get to Chabahar by cars or shared taxis. The fare is 100.000 reals per passenger. Distance to the city - 50 km.

Few pics from Chabahar region

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Martian Mountains:
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FlyRow
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Re: Rare Caspian Airlines MD-83 THR-ZBR (Tehran-Chabahar)

Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:03 pm

Great, looks stunning! Thanks for the report!

Does it say Boeing MD-83 on the safety card :P ?
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Re: Rare Caspian Airlines MD-83 THR-ZBR (Tehran-Chabahar)

Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:48 pm

FlyRow wrote:
Great, looks stunning! Thanks for the report!

Does it say Boeing MD-83 on the safety card :P ?


Likely that's due to MD being bought by Boeing many years back, but they probably were confused and thought it changed names
 
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Re: Rare Caspian Airlines MD-83 THR-ZBR (Tehran-Chabahar)

Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:23 am

Chabahar region is beautiful! Had no idea there was even a commercial airport on the coastal side east of Bandar-e-Abbas. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Re: Rare Caspian Airlines MD-83 THR-ZBR (Tehran-Chabahar)

Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:22 am

Omg that's amazing! Thanks so much for the photos.
 
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Re: Rare Caspian Airlines MD-83 THR-ZBR (Tehran-Chabahar)

Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:13 am

Unbelievable... what an amazing experience and report!
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