Oman Air in­creases fre­quency be­tween Mus­cat and Mum­bai

Business Traveller (India) - - UPFRONT -

Oman Air, the na­tional car­rier of the Sul­tanate of Oman has launched a third daily flight be­tween Mum­bai and Mus­cat.

The two-hour 50-minute flight takes off from Mus­cat at 2240 and lands in Mum­bai at 0300. The re­turn flight leaves Mum­bai at 0405 and reaches Mus­cat at 0515.

The new ser­vice is aimed at of­fer­ing a con­ve­nient time slot to busi­ness trav­ellers who wish to de­part from Mus­cat in the evening, only to ar­rive in Mum­bai early morn­ing.

The other two flights from Mus­cat de­part at 0120 and 0900 and ar­rive in Mum­bai at 0540 and 1320 re­spec­tively. The re­turn flights leave Mum­bai at 1615 and 0655 and reach Mus­cat at 1730 and 0810 re­spec­tively.

Ab­dul­rah­man Al-Bu­saidy, the deputy CEO and chief com­mer­cial officer of Oman Air, said: “We are ex­tremely happy to an­nounce this new ser­vice be­tween Mus­cat and Mum­bai. The ad­di­tion of this flight is part of our wider com­mit­ment to the In­dian mar­ket. In­dia is a key des­ti­na­tion for Oman Air and the de­mand for all 11 of our In­dian des­ti­na­tions has al­ways been high. In­creased fre­quen­cies of­fer yet more choice and con­ve­nience to our guests, who will now be able to leave Mus­cat late in the evening and ar­rive in Mum­bai the fol­low­ing morn­ing. We are sure this new ser­vice will prove just as pop­u­lar as our other In­dian routes.”

Oman Air has also in­creased the fre­quency to Delhi and Hyderabad from twice daily to three times daily, to Cali­cut from once daily to three times daily, and to Luc­know from once daily to twice daily. Ear­lier this year, Oman Air launched a Salalah-Cali­cut ser­vice.

This growth in ca­pac­ity fol­lows the re­vi­sion of Air Ser­vices agree­ment be­tween gov­ern­ments of Oman and In­dia in De­cem­ber 2016. It in­creased the num­ber of weekly seats by 6,258 seats per week, to 27,405 seats for both coun­tries.

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