Abadan is a city near Persian Gulf. It is located among 3 rivers and a sea and it has a big petroleum refinery that was the biggest in Middle East for years. It is well known because of its Abadan Institute of Technology (AIT) founded in 1939.The modern city that developed after 1910 was due to the oil industry. The first oil refinery, which was opened by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company in 1912 with an annual capacity of 120,000 tons, grew into one of the world's largest refineries by the 1960s.
Abadan's population grew with its economic development. In 1948 refinery employees formed one-third of the city population of about 100,000. By the 1950s the city's population reached about 220,000, and in 1976 it was 296,000, making Abadan the fifth largest city in the country.
Flights to Abadan with Iran Air
Abadan Airport is situated 12 kilometres away from the city of Abadan, Iran.
Iran Air is operating domestic flights to Abadan, Isfahan, Mashad, Shiraz and Tehran