KABEER YOUSUF –
MUSCAT, MARCH 22 –
Starting tomorrow (March 24), flight bookings to Duqm in Al Wusta Governorate will be directly handled by Oman Air, according to a circular issued by the Travel City Group which has been handling the bookings ever since the services began in 2014. All passengers who have booked with the travel conglomerate for travel after March 23 will be given full refund to enable them to have a fresh booking with GDS.
“We will no more be handling the bookings to Duqm from March 24 and all can book tickets online or log on to Oman Air web site to make a booking. All passengers who have booked with us for travel after March 23 will be given full refund”, a source at the agency said.
To facilitate ease of access for the investors and residents of the Al Wusta Governorate and Special Economic Zone Authority (SEZAD) Oman, Duqm airport was opened in July 2014. Oman Air, the national carrier of the country, has been operating Embraer E175 aircrafts to this future business hub which has been growing at a rapid pace with investments from across the world in its varied areas. Till now, Oman Air has four flights per week to Duqm but as the demand went high, service will be extended to daily, according to the airline sources.