The national carrier of Oman this year is launching new routes to four destinations, part of its plan to fly to 60 destinations in 2022.
2018 saw new services to Casablanca, Istanbul and Moscow Domodedovo. This year, Athens will be connected by a daily frequency, starting from June. Oman Air’s daily flight to and from the Greek capital will be operated with the new-state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
Commenting on the new service, Abdul Aziz Al Raisi, Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are extremely proud and happy to add Athens to our rapidly growing network, as the first of several new routes to be launched in 2019. Oman has strong bilateral relations with Greece and the introduction of this new flight will certainly help strengthen relations even further. The new route will also enable Oman Air’s guests to explore a remarkable city with an ancient civilization, steeped in history and amazing landscapes.
The carrier is also planning to launch routes to Baku in Azerbaijan, Borg el Arab in Egypt and Khartoum in Sudan. While Baku will be served with a Boeing 737-800, both Borg el Arab and Khartoum will be own in a Boeing 737 MAX 8. The airline plans to serve each of these destinations four times a week with possible launching in May and August for Baku.
Oman Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 is configured with 162 seats including 12 seats in business class. The four new routes are part of Oman Air’s expansion plan, which will see the airline operating up to 70 aircraft (compared to 54 at the end of 2018) to 60 destinations by 2022.
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