Oman Air on Sunday announced a number of new routes, elevated flights to the current ones and future fleet additions as it welcomed the initial of 30 Boeing 737 Max at the Muscat International Airport. The airline will begin flights to Istanbul in June, Casablanca in July and Moscow in October.
H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications and chairman of Oman Air, stated, “I am delighted to witness the latest addition to the fleet. The Boeing 737 Max is the most efficient planes in the sky today. Oman Air has ordered 30 Max aircraft and this is the first delivery.”
Apart from beginning operations to Istanbul in June, Casablanca in July and Moscow in October, Oman Air is contemplating escalating flights to the current ones. Abdulaziz al Raisi, acting CEO of Oman Air stated, “We are planning ten weekly flights to Milan and Paris. We are also planning daily flights to Guangzhou soon instead of the current four weekly flights.”
The national carrier is also assessing the viability of beginning operations to Shanghai and Beijing. “We also plan to upgrade Cairo flights to an A330 aircraft instead of the current B737. Oman Air is assessing the possibilities of re-launching Beirut, Maldives and Singapore flights.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily