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TEHRAN IKA AIRPORT customer review :  9 October 2014 by Michael Dalton    (Switzerland)

Rating : 8/10

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Recommended

Travelling through IKA is a pleasure. Staff are helpful. Plenty of room is available. Notices of flights are plentiful.



TEHRAN IKA AIRPORT customer review :  7 April 2014 by M Kleine    (UK)

Rating : 5/10

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IKA is OK. I am worried that with increasing number of passengers the airport won't be able to keep up. The immigration facilities are just too small! On arrival that's fine, but when you leave it really is annoying to spend 1 hour in the queue for passport checks. However I like that security is only next to the gates, although this means they are quite lenient on liquids and so on. The airport is clean, the toilets are OK. The shopping facilities are not too bad, but nothing compared to Europe. The food is limited to a cafe, but they have a decent choice of cakes and fruit drinks, so quite nice for breakfast at least. I found there was a lack of directions to understand where to check in, you basically need to look at the screens yourself I guess.



TEHRAN IKA AIRPORT customer review :  28 February 2014 by C Sakhaee    (Australia)

Rating : 7/10

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Imam Khomeini Intl. is an alright airport. I've been there about 8 times, and it keeps getting better and better every time I go there, except the queuing for customs and immigration. It will take at least a good 1 hour to get through customs which I find really unsatisfactory. There are only 2-3 lines for over 500 people. I find the airport design to be above average, compared to Sydney Airport. The design is quite unique, noticeable and eye- catching. Airport is clean most of the time, cleaners are always working there.



TEHRAN IKA AIRPORT customer review :  5 February 2014 by D Voss    (Australia)

Rating : 8/10

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Really a top rank airport based on upgraded departure hall, but the arrivals hall seems to have missed the upgrade to facilities. Arrival at 4am was uneventful obtained visa on arrival and through customs without delays, foreign passport holders have much shorter queues. Found foreign currency exchange counter at the airport offered many options including Australian$. Try to avoid needing car park lifts - this took about 20mins waiting with our trolley of bags. Departed 2 weeks later at 5pm - Cleared security after a short queue, business class check in and through immigration in under 20 mins. Shops and food options in this area are equal of any international airport for it's size, staff were very helpful in souvenir shops. The VIP lounge area for Business class passengers was above average, food and drinks good quality and choice (no alcohol) with views over the airport and clear easy to read screens showing departures.



TEHRAN IKA AIRPORT customer review :  18 January 2012 by Ashraf Hoque    (Bangladesh)

Rating : 5/10

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If I forget about the queuing time in the immigration, I like IKIA. Pretty clean, good choices of snacks and soft drinks. Duty free shops are growing. Toilets are okay but could be better. An excellent view of the runway. Business class lounge is nice and the view to the apron is even better here.



TEHRAN IKA AIRPORT customer review :  6 December 2011 by Ben Bagheri    (USA)

Rating : 2/10

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My last arrival into IKA was on Friday, November 24th, 2011. My departure was a week later. Prior to this trip, I went through IKA airport in July 2011. I noticed improvements to Duty Free shops and the bathrooms seemed to be cleaner (smelt better). The management of security check-in is still non-existing and they seem to have no knowledge of queue management and crowd control! The elevators connecting the parking garage downstairs to the terminal floors upstairs are still inadequate, they remain a major bottleneck. Overall, IKA airport is not an airport I look forward to using!



TEHRAN IKA AIRPORT customer review :  21 January 2011 by David Loehnert   (Germany)

Customer Rating :  4/5

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Arrival from Hamburg at 9pm was good, passport control was quick. Tip: If you have got an Iranian passport, you can also go to passport control for foreigners. There are less people and the control will last less than 2 minutes. Departure at 8am was a bit stressful, especially security control at airport entrance. After check-in and passport control I relaxed in the airport cafe where you can get good snacks. Toilets could be cleaner but they are cleaner than in every other airport in Iran.


TEHRAN IKA AIRPORT customer review :  25 July 2010 by Michael Davies   (UK)

Customer Rating :  4/5

4 Star Rating   

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Arrival at 5am from Doha. The queue to clear immigration was long due to a lot of arriving passengers. It took about 45 min. Each passport was scrutinised very closely. Once through my bags still hadn't arrrived on the belt and this took another 15 mins. Then we had to have all bags X-ray'd before we left the arrivals area - presumably they were looking for duty free drinks. Departure at 19.00. Warning - do not show up at the airport too early otherwise they won't let you into the check in area. All bags xray before entering. Check in area spacious and quite pleasant - quite a modern looking airport and better than Mehrabad. I was checked in very fast as I was flying Qatar Airways business class. Reasonable selection of shops and money changing airside. The business lounge was comfortable with a good selection of drinks (non-alcohol of course), snacks and ice-creams. Free internet. A good view over the apron. A tip for economy passengers - behind the coffee shop and downstairs next to the business lounge are about 20 reclining seats - this is out of the way so it was quiet and a good place to relax. Departure was late due to cargo loading issues. But overall a pleasant experience.


TEHRAN IKA AIRPORT customer review :  19 January 2010 by R Beimborn   (Thailand)

Customer Rating :  1/5

1 Star Rating   

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Teheran International Airport is a shame for Iran. Departure lounge is too small. Services are poor. A few overpriced shops with little selections and unfriendly staff - they obviously dislike all there little work. Toilets have been renewed but are still extremely poor.


TEHRAN IKA AIRPORT customer review : 17 January 2010 by K Humber

Customer Rating : 3/5

3 Star Rating

I flew into/out of IKA with KLM. Arrival was trouble free. Departure check in took only 10 mins, through immigration in 10 mins, but flight was delayed by an hour. I agree with other reviewers that there is very little sitting space post-immigration, but the cafe, and their staff plus a free (very slow) wiFi access made up for everything. Delicious cakes and juices on offer, though expensive. Didn't venture into the duty-free but they were open even at 2:40am. On balance, I was impressed by IKA - the thing that struck me was that the ground staff were more cheerful than most other places in Iran.


TEHRAN IKA AIRPORT customer review : 2 December 2008 : by M Nordal

Customer Rating : 1/5

1 Star Rating

This airport is very new, but looks like it is 30 years and not maintained. The floors are damaged by cuts and stains. Did they made the floor first and build the rest afterwards? Arrival was painless, and I noted that Iranians had to screen their baggage at customs, but not the westerners. Departure was a nightmare. After the security check there are no facilities. Nothing to drink or eat, and not enough sitting space. The flight was delayed, no information was given, and we had to stand at the gate for a long time. I travelled business class, but no priority was given.


TEHRAN IKA AIRPORT customer review : 2 September 2008 : by Mohammad Zia Ebrahimi

Customer Rating : 3/5

3 Star Rating

Using IKA for flying to IST and return. Outbound : entering check in area takes sometimes 20 minutes in early morning as the airport is crowded - passport control was pretty fast. Airport was not as clean as before - windows quite dirty and toilets was not clean. Free wifi is still working nice. Food and beverages are OK but expensive comparing to similar items in the city of Tehran. Inbound arriving at terminal by bus. Immigration was fast after immigration my bag was on belt waiting for me.


Imam Khomeini Int'l Airport review by Ehsan Sari

2 September 2008   Customer Rating : 3 Star Rating

Airport seams much better than older Mehrabad airport. The airport seems clean and nice - check-in was fast but immigration police line made me wait about 45 minutes. Duty free shops are starting to work. There is a Segafredo bar, Coffee Bean bar (nice coffee bar with cakes and patisseries) and many seats to relax.

Imam Khomeini Int'l Airport review by K Partovi

28 May 2008   Customer Rating : 3 Star Rating

New airport is very clean and modern. Immigration is fast and so is baggage collection, however, the conveyer belts at check-in malfunction and cause annoying delays. Getting out of parking garage is very difficult, many cars jam together and wait in a 30 minute line to pay the parking fee. Distance from downtown Tehran is a setback, and airport has problems.


Imam Khomeini Int'l Airport review by Mohammad Zia Ebrahimi

28 May 2008   Customer Rating : 3 Star Rating

Used IKA to Korea on Business class. Only two gates for departing pax to enter check-in area which is not enough. Check in was fast and efficient. Business class lounge is big but not clean - some drink and limited items to eat. Toilets not so clean and a bad smell even in toilet of business class lounge.

Imam Khomeini Int'l Airport review by Edris Moradi

28 April 2008   Customer Rating : 3 Star Rating

Using Tehran new airport named Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA). It takes about 1 hour and half from city to the airport. Taxi fee from city to airport is about RLS 100000 - equal to USD 12. Only two gates for security check of passengers one for men and the other for women. But 88 check-in counters. There is not many options for food, just an Iranian chain fast food (Boof) and two cafes. Only one branch of Bank Melli Iran. Only a few airlines using the airport. Passport check was quick while departing to Dubai. It is better than the the old Mehrabad Airport (THR) but the distance from the city - while there is no train or metro - will be a disadvantage.

Imam Khomeini Int'l Airport review by S Daneshju

15 January 2008   Customer Rating : 2 Star Rating

Departing on January 6,2008 and snow storm started. IKA did not have enough equipment to clear the runway which result to cancellation of all the flights. During snowstorm, no taxi showed up and passengers were stuck in airport for days. Only 1 deicer was working to deice airplane before departure. Only on bus was working to move passengers between gates to airplane. Cafe and resturant in transit area run out of food quickly. Not enough electrical jack existed to charge cell phones or laptops. Arrival was ok, luggage delivered ontime and custom cleared quickly. Airport is very far from city, if your flight delayed, it does not worth to go to city and come back again. You will be stuck in airport with no place to go or to rest. The only good thing there was free internet kiosk and free wifi access.

Imam Khomeini Int'l Airport review by Mike Ratcliffe

15 November 2006   Customer Rating : n/a

Arrived at 9.35am at Imam Khomeini airport on October 18th 2006 from Dubai on Emirates. Airport is very clean, immigration quick and efficient, then went to collect my checked bag downstairs. Waited for about 45 mins, everyone else had collected their bags, apart from myself and one other man. Carousel then stopped so I went to Lost luggage to report my bag missing. The guy checked my claim ticket and gave me receipt, told me to call on the telephone number he gave me. Later that evening, after the 4th call the guy said they have found my bag, but I need to go back to the airport as they won't deliver it to my hotel. Sure enough I got my bag but I had to wait 24 hrs. The airport is a good one and half hours from Tehran city, if the traffic is not too bad. The airport works but don't lose your bag.

Imam Khomeini Int'l Airport review by Martin Rieckmann

4 November 2006

Teheran's new airport is an excellent transit point to Europe from East Asia.It is currently served by gulf carriers especially Mahan Air. Very clean great view of the apron and runway.Friendly staff guides you through transit. On Mahan Air free access to transit lounge including soft drinks and snacks. Plenty of seating so very relaxing.Reminds me of Malta International but far bigger.

Imam Khomeini Int'l Airport review by Mohammad Zia Ebrahimi

17 November 2005

Using Tehran new airport named Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA). It takes about 1 hour and half from city to the airport. Taxi fee from city to airport is about RLS 100000 - equal to USD 12. Only two gates for security check of passengers one for men and the other for women. But 88 check-in counters. There is not many options for food, just an Iranian chain fast food (Boof) and two cafes. Only one branch of Bank Melli Iran. Only a few airlines using the airport. Passport check was quick while departing to Dubai. It is better than the the old Mehrabad Airport (THR) but the distance from the city - while there is no train or metro - will be a disadvantage.


 


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