Only 24 of the 49 destinations covered by Oman Air is making profits, said the Dr Ahmed al Futtaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications (MoTC) at Majlis A’Shura. He added that 11 of the 49 routes are loss-making while the remaining 14 has seen a growth in revenues. He added that Oman air will continue to be subsidized for some more years and the recent restructuring is part of the efforts to make the airline to make profits.
He added that the ministry has been trying to promote Suhar as an international airport and priavate investment in several countries, including Malaysia, India, China and Thailand. The airport will be offered for private investment in the first half of this year.