Sunday, September 9, 2007

Oman Air to launch daily flights to London from Nov.

Sorry for having two posts in a row just being copied/pasted from a daily newspaper, but this one is also an interesting news, and actually I'm expecting to hear similar news in the coming days; about Oman Air launching more daily flights to more destinations.

According to this article on Times of Oman newspaper, Oman Air will launch seven flights a week to London starting from November of this year.

MUSCAT — Oman’s national carrier, Oman Air, will launch its maiden flight to London this November. The daily non-stop — seven flights a week — scheduled between Muscat and London Gatwick will be a milestone in the history of Oman Air.

The carrier can now offer passengers seven flights a week between Muscat and London.

Full story

Since Oman has pulled out of Gulf Air ownership last May, I was expecting that Oman would add more airplanes to the fleet of its national carrier and will also have flights to more destinations. Waiting for the day they launch weekly flights between Muscat and Khartoum. I'm quite sure that many Sudanese expatriates in Oman would be delighted to fly to Sudan by the national carrier; Oman Air.


a7MeDiNo said...

what sucks .. is that .. It's Gatwik, not Heathrow..but who long as Oman Air are scheduling more flights to more cities. I hope it's for the best, and I hope they improve their service.

muscati said...

When Oman pulled out of Gulf Air, GF went and sold one of the slots which it used for the Muscat-LHR flights to American Airlines for something like $30 million.

No news on whether they offered it to Oman Air first. Heathrow is one of the busiest airports in the world. Airlines are desperate for slots at its gates. There's no way a new airline like Oman Air can just get slots at Heathrow. They'd have to be willing to pay top dollar for them.

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