Oman Air has launched a new service between the Omani capital of Muscat and Tehran, the ancient capital city of Iran.
In celebration of the inaugural flight, every passenger was presented with a rose and the aircraft was greeted by Oman’s ambassador to Iran, Iran`s ambassador to Oman and a number of other dignitaries.
A traditional cake-cutting ceremony was then held at the Imam Khomeini International Airport, Tehran.
Utilising Oman Air’s latest Embraer E175 regional jets, which offer outstanding levels of space, comfort and amenity, the new service confirms and strengthens the historic links between Oman and Iran.
Not only does it offer Omani and Iranian citizens the opportunity to discover the attractions of each other’s countries, but passengers from further afield can now fly to Tehran whilst experiencing Oman Air’s legendary hospitality.
Oman Air’s chief executive, Wayne Pearce, commented on the launch: “We are delighted to have welcomed passengers to today’s inaugural flights of Oman Air’s new daily service between Muscat and Tehran.
“This new route, the 42nd within our ever-growing network, links two of the world’s great cities and offers travellers between the two capitals the opportunity to experience Oman Air’s unique passenger experience and to discover why Oman Air has attracted so many international awards.
The launch of the Muscat-Tehran service will be followed by an inaugural ceremony, to be held by Oman Air later this month in the Iranian capital, Tehran.