Oman Air is now offering a brand new route directly from Muscat to the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran. Upon conclusion of the first flight, which took place on September 1st, the passengers were greeted by Oman’s ambassador to Iran and Iran’s ambassador to Oman, after each of them was presented with a symbolic rose. In the presence of other dignitaries a cake-cutting ceremony was held at the airport.
In addition the Omanis were welcomed by Captain Hamid Reza Pahlevani, Deputy Minister of Roads and Housing and Head of Civil Aviation; Morteza Dehghan IKA, Director General of Airport, and other officials.
Wayne Pearce, Oman Air’s chief executive officer, offered these comments on the occasion:
“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 travelers 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.
“We are grateful that the Omani Ambassador to Iran and the Iranian Ambassador to Oman were able to join us in celebrating the launch of this new service and we look forward to it soon becoming one of Oman Air’s most successful routes.”
The new service will utilize Oman Air’s newest plane, the Embraer E175 regional jet, which will offer 11 business class seats and 60 in economy class. The new service instituted by Oman Air comes directly on the heels of their recognition at this summer’s World Airline Awards where the airline won “World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat” and place in the top-ten of eight other categories, including “Best Airline Service Staff in the Middle East.”