Saturday, March 12, 2016

Islamic Republic of Iran [Meraj Air] at Wellington!

Today's "very interesting, very rare, very exciting" series of photos is of an Airbus A340-313, EP-AJA, operated by the Islamic Republic of Iran/ Meraj Air!!!

I think the last A340 at Wellington would have been a Gulf Air flight way back in November 2009 [someone correct me please if I'm wrong]! Aside from that, I'm not sure when the last Iranian-registered aircraft would have flown into New Zealand.

Anyway, on to the photos. I took a lot of them, but these are some of the best I have. I might publish a few more later on...

Airbus A340-313, EP-AJA, operated by Meraj Air/ Islamic Republic of Iran

Airbus A340-313, EP-AJA, operated by Meraj Air/ Islamic Republic of Iran

Airbus A340-313, EP-AJA, operated by Meraj Air/ Islamic Republic of Iran

13 comments:

Graeme A said...

Saw it fly over Tawa this afternoon. Very impressive.

Rodney said...

Hi Graeme... yep and a big plane... awesome!

Anonymous said...

Any idea when it will be departing? Would be great to see.

Anonymous said...

It belongs to the Government and probably flew there for an official visit.

Anonymous said...

My daughter saw this roll in while we were eating at the Spruce Lyall Bay. She was looking past me and said Dad, A plane from the Islamic Republic of Iran just went past the window.. I laughed and said yeah right. Turned around and there it was. It went to the very end of the runway and turned around to follow a lead vehicle back to the terminal. Impressive sight I have to say.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful plane!! Tracking this all the way from Bangkok.

Rebecca Nicholson said...
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Anonymous said...

Why u delete my comment

Rodney said...

Hello (last) Anonymous. The comment is flagged as "...removed by author". It was not removed by me. Cheers.

Hello earlier Anonymous': I hear it might depart Monday sometime. It was certainly a surprise to see it pop up on the flight tracking software, and good to see it here for a visit!

Jason said...

Just saw this on the news and immediately came to see if you captured this - Awesome shots mate!

Rodney said...

Thank you Jason! Much appreciate it, and hey, it's fun for me also :-)

Ruby tuesday said...

Apparently here for a trade delegation yesterday...hmmm...is it coincidence that many of our farmers are struggling and land prices are going to drop dramatically......just a thort..

Anonymous said...

Anyone think its suspicious that the a US Air force C17 and the Iran flight were here at the same time???