Oman Air signs code­share agree­ment With Air Italy

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Oman Air and Air Italy have an­nounced a code­share part­ner­ship to of­fer cus­tomers en­hanced con­nec­tiv­ity be­tween the Sul­tanate of Oman and seven ma­jor des­ti­na­tions in Italy, ef­fec­tive from Mon­day.

Un­der the agree­ment, Air Italy’s IG code is be­ing placed on Oman Air’s flights be­tween Mi­lan Malpensa and Mus­cat, which are all on sale on the air­i­taly.com web­site.

At the same time Oman Air is putting its WY code on Air Italy flights be­tween Mi­lan Malpensa and Rome Fi­u­mi­cino, Naples, Cagliari (Sar­dinia), Palermo and Cata­nia (Si­cily), and Lamezia Terme (Cal­abria), all on sale on the omanair.com web­site.

Oman Air’s code will also be added to Air Italy’s Mi­lan-New York and Mi­lan-Mi­ami flights, sub­ject to the nec­es­sary gov­ern­ment ap­provals.

Ab­du­laziz al Raisi, CEO, Oman Air, said, “We are proud and de­lighted with our new part­ner­ship with Air Italy. This code­share agree­ment will make it so much eas­ier for trav­ellers from through­out Italy to visit our beau­ti­ful coun­try of Oman. We look for­ward to wel­com­ing vis­i­tors from all ma­jor Ital­ian cities to come to our coun­try and ex­pe­ri­ence the Omani hos­pi­tal­ity.

“At the same time, this opens up ex­cit­ing new op­por­tu­ni­ties for Oma­nis who wish to en­joy seam­less travel to Italy and en­joy its rich world of op­por­tu­ni­ties for va­ca­tions and busi­ness transactio­ns. This part­ner­ship with Air Italy is also a sig­nif­i­cant de­vel­op­ment for our air­line. It marks Oman Air’s foray into North Amer­ica with these code­shares of­fer­ing Oman Air cus­tomer ac­cess on Air Italy flights to New York and Mi­ami, via their Mi­lan hub air­port. This is an ex­cit­ing mile­stone for our air­line, and we look for­ward to ex­pand­ing our global cov­er­age in the months ahead.”

Rossen Dim­itrov, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer, Air Italy, said, “The com­mence­ment of our part­ner­ship with Oman Air of­fers a fan­tas­tic new op­por­tu­nity for pas­sen­gers of both air­lines. Air Italy’s cus­tomers can now ex­pe­ri­ence the won­der­ful new des­ti­na­tion of Mus­cat, Oman’s cap­i­tal and the coun­try’s amaz­ing and unique land­scapes and seascapes, from all over Italy via our hub in Malpensa.

“At the same time, we are de­lighted to be wel­com­ing Oman Air’s pas­sen­gers on board our Air Italy do­mes­tic ser­vices from Mi­lan Malpensa to Rome, Naples, Palermo, Cata­nia, Lamezia Terme, and Cagliari, of­fer­ing them ac­cess to Italy’s best des­ti­na­tions and a flavour of our won­der­ful Ital­ian hos­pi­tal­ity.”

Dim­itrov added, “We are ex­tremely proud of this new code­share as it yet again proves tes­ta­ment to our com­mit­ment to­wards to our pas­sen­gers in of­fer­ing an ever-ex­pand­ing net­work as well as great con­nec­tiv­ity. I am also sure that this phase of the part­ner­ship with Oman Air is only the first step and we will con­tinue to look to im­ple­ment more travel op­por­tu­ni­ties for the cus­tomers of both air­lines as and when the op­por­tu­ni­ties arise, in­clud­ing on our flights to the US.”

Tick­ets for the Italy-Oman routes are avail­able for pur­chase with travel agents, or on air­lines’ web­sites.

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