Oman Air has announced the launch of its new four times weekly flight from Muscat to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, starting March 2; the latest move in the airline’s dynamic programme of fleet and network expansion.
The service will be operated by a Boeing 737-800 and will depart from Muscat on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, leaving at 2.50pm and arriving in Nairobi at 6.55pm. From Nairobi, the flights will depart on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, leaving at 12.45am and arriving in Muscat at 6.50am. At Nairobi there will be convenient connections to other points in Africa in cooperation with Kenyan Airways. In Muscat the guests can avail excellent connections offered by Oman Air to its destinations in the Far East, Indian Subcontinent, Europe and GCC countries.
Abdulrahman al Busaidy, Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President- Commercial, said, “This new Oman Air route to the Kenyan capital Nairobi is a significant development for both countries. Trade between Kenya and Oman has been growing steadily over the years and I hope this new flight will facilitate the increase in bilateral trade and investment opportunities. We are committed to ensuring that our guests have greater choice and the opportunity to discover new destinations with Oman Air and we are delighted to be offering thousands more business and leisure travellers the opportunity to travel between Oman and Kenya (and beyond).”
For travellers to Nairobi, the capital is one of Kenya’s most dynamic cities with a vibrant cultural life, fabulous places to eat and exciting avenues of adventures. Whether travelling for business or leisure, visitors should take the time to see the wildlife, its national park, climb the mountain of Kilimanjaro, the city’s eclectic National Museum, and visit the beautiful beaches in Mombasa. From economy to five-star, there is a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.
The opening of Kenya route is part of Oman Air’s ambitious and dynamic programme of fleet and network expansion. This has included the delivery of new aircraft, introduction of a range of exciting new destinations, new products and services which contribute to a seamless passenger experience. The airline continues to be recognised for its award winning on board experience; winning a raft of industry awards to add to its growing collection.