Oman Air eyes 70th destination by 2023

MANCHESTER: Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, has made an ambitious plane to reach its 70th destination by the end of 2023, said Paul Gregorowitsch, CEO of Oman Air at the press conference, which was held at Lowry Hotel in Manchester on Tuesday on the sidelines of the event organised by Oman Air to mark the launch of its new destination to Manchester, north of England. He pointed out that Oman Air’s fleet will reach 70 aircraft of different sizes by the end of 2023 and that Oman Air has developed an ambitious plan to expand its fleets and network and to add new destinations to Hong Kong, Seoul and some African destinations, such as Cape Town.
As for the new destination, Oman Air CEO said that the trip to and from Manchester is an impressive development that reflects Oman Air’s commitment to the United Kingdom (UK) market as Oman Air is the only carrier that operates direct flights from the Sultanate to outside London. This will give British and Omani travellers the opportunity to enjoy the high quality service provided by Oman Air through its direct flights between North England and Muscat. “The new destination will enable travellers to benefit from the connection opportunity provided by Oman Air with 27 destinations within three hours in both destinations.
Travellers will also enjoy the reduced competitive fairs, which provide attractive options to travellers on Oman Air’s fleet between Muscat and Manchester,” he said.
He further said that the new flight operated by Oman Air to Manchester on the A330-200 aircraft is the second destination for the national carrier to the UK after the daily double flights operated between Heathrow Airport and Muscat International Airport.
The new destination to Manchester is an important addition to the ambitious network expansion plan in a bid to enhance and develop the relations between the Sultanate and the UK, which is an important trade and strategic partner to the Sultanate.
The press conference included a promotional documentary on the Sultanate’s tourism, cultural and historic potentials, in addition to its traditional markets.
On the other hand, Collette Roche, Deputy Managing Director of Manchester Airport, made a presentation on the partnership opportunities and the future cooperation after launching the direct route between Muscat and Manchester.
She also highlighted the public services provided by the Airport and the international awards it has captured.
The first Oman Air flight left Muscat International Airport on Monday at 2.00 pm to reach Manchester at 7.05 pm local timing.
A reception ceremony was held for the aircraft at the airport attended by Manchester Mayor in the presence of senior executives at Manchester International Airport. — ONA