LONDON – Oman Air, the Omani national carrier lays out plans for expansion as travel momentum picks up. The airline sets three propositions where it eyes the Indian market, increasing flights to South East Asia and also launching a new route to Trabzon in Turkey.
Oman Air will launch 10 weekly flights to Kochi, Delhi and Chennai. This impressive news will mean that there will be 122 weekly flights between Muscat, and eight Indian cities. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Airbus A330 and the Boeing 737 will be used on these routes.
For the Indian market, the airline also introduced the Oman Stop Over Packages. These will lure more Indian travellers to utilise the fleet. The Indian market will be able to enjoy the full Omani hospitality visa-free as they discover Muscat and wider Oman, given they have a forward onward ticket.
Demand never fails to impress as it comes to the Indian market. For the Indian market, Oman Air is very optimistic. For flights between Muscat and Kochi, Delhi and Chennai between the 1st of August 2022 and the 29th of October 2022, the airline will fly 10 weekly flights instead of 7 weekly flights signifying the positive momentum for the airline.
“We are pleased to announce additional frequencies to Kochi, Delhi, and Chennai effective next month as part of our comprehensive plans to better serve our international markets and meet our guests’ travel expectations during the holiday season.”Hamad bin Mohamed Al Harthy, Regional Vice President Sales – Indian Subcontinent & Asia-Pacific
This increase in flights means that there will be an impressive 122 flights per week between the Omani capital and 9 Indian destinations with an extra 18 flights per week.
These are made up of 10 flights weekly in each direction to Delhi, Kochi, and Chennai, seven flights per week to Bangalore, Mumbai, Kozhikode, and Hyderabad, as well as three flights per week to the tourist city of Goa.
“The airline will offer wide-body service, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A330 in addition to the Boeing 737, between Muscat and destinations in India. Oman Air is renowned for its exceptional award-winning products and services, both in the air and on the ground, and for the signature Omani hospitality accessible to guests on every flight.”Hamad bin Mohamed Al Harthy, Regional Vice President Sales – Indian Subcontinent & Asia-Pacific
South East Asia
South East Asia is one of the most important markets for the airline. The airline currently flies to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Jakarta. With these destinations, passengers can connect to other destinations within the region or to Australia and New Zealand.
As the summer season is approaching its peak, demand is unsurprisingly high. Oman Air will thus increase flights to South East Asian cities from Muscat to Bangkok with 10 weekly flights, seven weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur, five weekly flights to Manila, and four weekly flights to Jakarta. Bangkok has been and always is a popular destination for Oman Air and many Middle Eastern airlines.
The Omani flag carrier has also forged alliances with partners to allow passengers to transfer seamlessly to other carriers. Oman Air has forged partnerships with over 19 different airlines. This will enable Oman Air to market 229 route pairings.
New Route to Trabzon
Recently, the flight to Trabzon, Turkey will be the latest route opening from the airline. The airline will start with 3 weekly flights (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), which began flying on the 2nd of August.