- Air conditioner
- Car parking
- Coffee shop
- Non smoking
Mehrabad International Airport is located in Tehran, Iran. The airport’s airfield was laid out in 1938 and recognized as an international airport by the International Civil Aviation Organization in 1949. The expansion of regular international flight operations began in 1955 with the first asphalt runway and airport terminal 1.
At the time the airport opened, it was outside the city of Tehran. Due to the expansion of the urban area, the airport is now located in the built-up urban area. It is located about five kilometers west of the city center near Azadi Square.
Mehrabad International Airport (IATA: THR, ICAO: OIII) is the main domestic airport for the city of Tehran (Iran). In addition, it has an air connection with Mecca and other international cargo flights. It was the main airport in Tehran, but in 2007 it was replaced by the Imam Khomeini International Airport.
However, Mehrabad International Airport remains the Iranian airport with the highest passenger and aircraft traffic. It is located west of Tehran, much closer to the city center than Imam Khomeini International Airport.
The airport consists of six terminals, Terminals 1, 3, and 5 are only used in the pilgrimage periods to Mecca Hajj and Umrah. Most airlines operate in Terminals 4 and 6, except Iran Air, Iran Air Tours, and ATA Air, whose base is in Terminal 2. This also serves cargo flights.
On March 15, 2016, a 2.8 km extension of line 4 of the Tehran subway to Tehran Mehrabad Airport went into operation with two stops, one for terminals 1 and 2, the second for terminals 3 and 4. From there Three-part shuttle trains run from the Bimeh stop, providing additional space for luggage.