Oman Air CEO vis­its In­dia, Switzer­land and Malaysia

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Mus­cat - The chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Oman Air has un­der­taken a se­ries of high-pro­file vis­its to Delhi, Zurich and Kuala Lumpur.

Paul Gre­gorow­itsch, CEO, makes reg­u­lar vis­its to key lo­ca­tions to meet with the air­line’s key stake­hold­ers from trade, me­dia and gov­ern­ment part­ners as well as Oman Air per­son­nel. Th­ese vis­its high­light the im­por­tance of th­ese re­gions to the air­line and recog­nis­ing their con­tri­bu­tion to the grow­ing suc­cess of the air­line, stated a press re­lease.

Dur­ing his time in each re­gion, Gre­gorow­itsch used the op­por­tu­nity to meet with jour­nal­ists from the re­spec­tive coun­tries and re­spond di­rectly to press en­quiries as well as be­ing able to thank the me­dia for their on­go­ing sup­port.

Gre­gorow­itsch said, “I have whole­heart­edly en­joyed vis­it­ing Delhi, Zurich and Kuala Lumpur which comes as part of my an­nual rou­tine. Th­ese routes are of spe­cial sig­nif­i­cance to Oman Air and con­tinue to prove ex­tremely pop­u­lar with our guests both in Oman and fur­ther afield. In a bid to re­it­er­ate Oman Air’s com­mit­ment to­wards its guests, Oman Air has added more offerings to its range. No­table among those is the in­crease of flights to Kuala Lumpur and the in­creased fre­quen­cies to cer­tain key In­dian des­ti­na­tions.”

Oman Air launched its first in­ter­na­tional ser­vice in In­dia to Tri­van­drum in Novem­ber 1993 and has since launched routes to ten more des­ti­na­tions across In­dia. Five of th­ese routes are now served by dou­ble daily ser­vices.

Within the last year, Oman and In­dia have agreed to in­crease the num­ber of flights be­tween the two coun­tries through an open sky air ser­vice agree­ment. This re­sulted in Oman Air in­creas­ing its fre­quen­cies on a num­ber of routes, with 21 weekly flights to Delhi, Cali­cut and Hy- de­r­abad and 14 weekly flights to Luc­know. Most re­cently, on Au­gust 1 this year, the air­line in­tro­duced a third daily flight from Mum­bai to Mus­cat which in- creases the over­all weekly fre­quency of flights to In­dia from 154 to 161.

Since Oman Air launched its di­rect flight from Mus­cat to Kuala Lumpur, de­mand has grown among guests re­sult­ing in an in­crease in flight fre­quency and pas­sen­ger num­bers. The air­line now op­er­ates 14 weekly flights – an in­crease from seven weekly flights on this time last year – to the Malaysian cap­i­tal.

Pas­sen­ger num­bers have also grown dra­mat­i­cally from al­most 90,000 in 2015 to over 132,000 in 2016. Ad­di­tion­ally, Oman Air en­tered a code­share part­ner­ship with Malaysia Air­lines ear­lier this month, con­nect­ing their guests to an even wider range of des­ti­na­tions across Malaysia, China and Aus­tralia.

Oman Air’s daily ser­vice from Mus­cat to Switzer­land’s cap­i­tal Zurich has also seen an in­crease in flight fre­quency due to de­mand, par­tic­u­larly from busi­ness class pas­sen­gers.

Fol­low­ing a code­share agree­ment with Ger­man air­line Lufthansa ear­lier this year, guests can now en­joy daily flights from Mus­cat to Geneva via Frank­furt - morn­ing de­par­ture with Lufthansa from Geneva to Frank­furt con­nects to the daily Oman Air Dream­liner ser­vice to Mus­cat and an early morn­ing de­par­ture from Mus­cat al­lows for a morn­ing ar­rival in Geneva.

Gre­gorow­itsch thanked the trade part­ners as well as the me­dia in those mar­kets.

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