Oman Air adds new 737 MAX before Moscow launch

Muscat: Oman Air added its 5th Boeing 737 MAX to the fleet,  which will be used on its Muscat- Moscow service, starting from October 30.

The new route will follow the launch of new routes to Istanbul and Casablanca in June and July respectively. Oman Air opened reservation for its planned service to Russia announced by the airline earlier this year. This comes in tandem with the recent announcement made by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) affirming that citizens of Iran, Russia and China have been added to the list of nationalities that can enter the Sultanate on a tourist visa without a local sponsor.

The new daily service to Moscow Domodedovo Airport will be operated by a Boeing 737 MAX 8 with an estimated flight time of 5 hours and 55 minutes, offering 12 seats in Business Class and 150 in Economy. Flight WY181 will depart Muscat daily at 2pm, arriving to Moscow at 6.55pm local time. And the return flight WY182 will depart Moscow at 00.55, arriving into Muscat International Airport, at 7.35am.

The direct flight will be the only non-stop operation between Oman and Russia benefitting both business and leisure travellers, in addition to offering seamless connections via Oman Air hub, Muscat International Airport to destinations across the globe. The captivating city of Moscow boasts a rich history that still mesmerises many visitors to Russia’s capital. The sprawling city of Moscow is a mixture of historical and contemporary sights.