LONDON – Earlier this week saw Oman Air release the new economy class fare called ‘Super Saver’, which is being aimed at those who travel light.
Under this fare, passengers can opt for no check-in baggage while enjoying savings of up to 20% on tickets and 7kgs of carry-on baggage allowance.
Oman Air said that guests can still purchase a variety of add-ons, such as extra baggage, preferred seat selection, and airport lounge access.
According to the airline, the level up from Super Saver is Economy Lite, which offers 7kgs of carry-on baggage and check-in luggage of up to 30kgs.
Chhiber: Recognising Passenger Needs…
Commenting on the launch of this fare was Umesh Chhiber, the Senior VP of Revenue, Retail & Cargo at Oman Air:
“Oman Air recognizes that every passenger has varying travel needs, which is why we have created a suite of new airfares that empowers them to pick and choose their flight options as it suits them”.
“Each fare type offers customers specific benefits, as well as options to purchase additional services and amenities that vary based on the type of fare selected.”
“It’s all part of our commitment to offering our guests the best possible value while maintaining our standing as a full-fledged premium carrier with award-winning service and warm Omani hospitality.”
Slow & Steady Growth Wins The Race…
For Oman Air, it’s clear from their perspective that slow and steady growth is winning the race. Earlier last month, the airline inaugurated flights into Phuket.
This will be Oman Air’s second destination in Thailand, apart from Bangkok, the Kingdom’s capital.
The airline introduced four weekly direct flights from Muscat to Phuket. Oman Air launched a preliminary flight schedule of:
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The Tuesday flight from Muscat will depart at 09:40 and arrive in Phuket at 18:50.
The Thursday flight from Muscat will depart at 22:50 and arrive in Phuket on Friday at 08:00.
The first flight on Saturday will depart Muscat at 09:40 and arrive in Phuket at 18:50, while the second flight will depart at 22:50 and arrive on Sunday at 08:00.
Chief Commercial Officer of Oman Air, Aboudy Nasser, said:
“As part of our network expansion program, our new flights will address the huge demand for passenger travel between Muscat and Phuket, especially during the peak winter season.”
“With nature, culture, and plenty of activities, Phuket is an ideal family destination, and just five hours away from Muscat, it offers a great option for a getaway.”
“Meanwhile, we continue to stay attuned to our guest’s needs, connect them to destinations they want to go to, and elevate their travel experience.”
By introducing this new fare, Oman Air has now opened itself up to a different clientele of passengers, which will mean additional revenues moving forward.
Take the Phuket inauguration, for example. Many travelers just use a big piece of hand luggage to get around, which could work well into Oman Air’s pricing structure.
Looking ahead, it’s going to be interesting to see what else Oman Air has in store for its passengers, especially on the routes front too.