Muscat: Oman Air is adding another destination to its expanding network. Athens, the capital of Greece, is the new destination that Oman Air will be flying to, as of June 2019 and it will be on offer for guests next year. Oman Air’s daily flight to and from Athens will be operated with the new-state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
Announcing the news, Eng. Abdul Aziz Al Raisi, Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are extremely proud and happy to add Athens to our rapidly growing network, as the first of several new routes to be launched in 2019. Oman has strong bilateral relations with Greece and the introduction of this new flight will certainly help strengthen relations even further. The new route will also enable Oman Air’s guests to explore a remarkable city with an ancient civilization, steeped in history and amazing landscapes.
Oman Air flights to Athens, WY 191, will depart Muscat at 2.45pm and reach Athens at 1950 hrs. The return flight will depart Athens at 0020 and arrive in Muscat at 0635 hrs. The flight duration is approximately five hours.
Dr. Yiannis Paraschis, CEO, of Athens Airport, commented:
“We are very pleased with Oman Air’s decision to add Athens to its continuously growing network! This significant network addition is great news for travellers on both ends of the route, offering them the possibility to discover Athens and Muscat, two historic and exciting destinations. Furthermore, it is also an important development that enhances Athens connectivity towards strategic markets beyond Muscat. We wish all the best to Oman Air and we are committed to supporting our new airline partner towards a highly successful presence in the Athens market.”
Oman Air is currently undergoing an exciting fleet and network expansion programme, which will see the airline operate up to 70 aircraft to around 60 destinations by 2022.
Oman Air’s fleet consists of four Boeing 787-8, four 787-9 Dreamliners, six Airbus 330-300s, four Airbus 330-200s, five Boeing 737-900s, 21 Boeing 737-800s, four Embraer 175s and three 737 MAX. By the end of 2018, Oman Air will have taken delivery of five new MAX aircraft and three 787-9s bringing their total fleet size to 55 aircraft.