Muscat: Oman Air’s latest destination was launched on Tuesday morning to Phuket in Thailand.
The national airline officially inaugurated its route to Phuket with a ceremony at its First and Business Class check-in counter at Muscat International Airport.
The airline has introduced four direct flights a week to the popular resort island, which boasts many of Thailand’s most famous and beautiful locations.
Aboudy Nasser, Chief Commercial Officer of Oman Air, said, “As part of our network expansion program, our new flights will address the huge demand for passenger travel between Muscat and Phuket, especially during the peak winter season. With nature, culture, and plenty of activities, Phuket is an ideal family destination and, just five hours away from Muscat, it offers a great option for a getaway. Meanwhile, we continue to stay attuned to our guest's needs, connect them to destinations they want to go to, and elevate their travel experience.”
Captain Nasser al Salmi COO of Oman Air explained how popular the destination is for tourists from Oman as well as travelers from Europe.
He said that currently there are 47 to 49 destinations and will see an expansion post-pandemic.
Oman Air’s Muscat/Phuket flights will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The Tuesday flight from Muscat will depart at 9:40 am and arrive in Phuket at 6:50 pm.
The Thursday flight from Muscat will depart at 10:50 pm and arrive in Phuket on Sunday at 8:00 am.
The first flight on Saturday will depart Muscat at 9:40 am and arrive in Phuket at 6:50 pm, while the second flight will depart at 10:50 am and arrive on Sunday at 8:00 am