Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, has launched a new service between the Omani capital of Muscat and Tehran, Iran’s capital city.

In celebration of the inaugural flight (on September 1), 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.