Muscat International Airport will receive the first weekly flights of Iranian Pars Air from Rasht International Airport in northern Iran on Thursday.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) recently issued approval for the company to operate from Muscat International Airport.
Ibrahim bin Abdul Karim Al-Raisi, regional director of Iranian Pars Air in Muscat, said that Rasht is the second Iranian station operated by the company to Muscat International Airport after Shiraz.
The company will use a Canadian-made CRJ200 plane in the sector.
He added that at the end of July, the company will operate a direct weekly flight from the Iranian city of Chabahar to Muscat Airport, which will be linked to domestic routes in Iran.
Al-Raisi said the Iranian Pars Air airline services to Muscat Airport will stimulate travel between the Sultanate of Oman and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Rasht is the largest city on Iran's Caspian Sea coast. It is a major trade center between Caucasia, Russia, and Iran using the port of Bandar-e Anzali. Rasht is also a major tourist center with the resort of Masouleh in the adjacent mountains and the beaches of Caspian as some of the major attractions.