and majority owned by the Omani Government. The airline operates a
network of services within the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent,
Asia and Europe. Oman Air had its beginnings as a regional carrier,
and has evolved into one of the larger players in the booming Middle
East region. All flights from its base in Muscat used to be operated by
but the Omani Government withdrew its ownership in that
airline in 2007. Oman Air then re-evaluated its strategic direction and
has since assumed a much more international outlook. The airline has
moved into the long-haul market, investing in new aircraft, livery,
staff uniforms, on-board service offerings and management.
OMAN AIR FLIGHTS TO JAKARTA AND MANILA FROM DECEMBER 2
August 23, 2014
Air is launching the much-anticipated new services from Muscat to Manila
and Jakarta from December 2014.
From December 2, Oman Air will be offering two flights a week to Manila,and
a third flight will be added from December 13.
Similarly, from December 12, three flights per week will be offered to
Jakarta, and a fourth will become operational from January 2, 2015.
Flights to both destinations will depart Muscat around midday and arrive at
their destinations in the early morning of the following day, offering
convenient timing for travel from the respective airports to capital cities
and beyond, and ensuring excellent connections with many of Oman Air's other
Oman Air will be the first carrier to offer non-stop flights between
Muscat and Manila, as well as Muscat and Jakarta. Both the new routes will
meet strong demand from air travellers in Oman, the Philippines and
Oman Air's Chief Executive Officer, Paul Gregorowitsch, announced the new
services, saying, "Oman Air is pleased to be offering, from December this
year, two outstanding new services from our home base in Muscat.
"We will be offering flights aboard our award-winning Airbus A330 aircraft,
to two of Asia's most important cities, namely Manila and Jakarta. These
exciting cities each offer travellers a fascinating view of their countries'
vibrant cultures and we are very confident that they will prove popular with
visitors from Oman and further afield.
"In addition, both Manila and Jakarta are important commercial centres
and we anticipate strong demand from business travellers, underlining Oman
Air's commitment to supporting positive trade relations between Oman and
Abdulrahaman Al Busaidy, Chief Operating Officer of Oman Air, added, "Oman
Air is launching these new services during the winter holiday period in
order to meet significant demand during the festive season. Both, the
Philippines and Indonesia, have a large number of citizens living overseas
and we are ideally placed to help them re-join their families during the
holiday, as well as to provide holiday makers with the opportunity to start
their breaks by enjoying Oman Air's internationally-acclaimed hospitality.
"Flights to Manila, and Jakarta, are now on sale and are already attracting
an excellent response, so we would encourage customers to book early."
The announcement of Oman Air's new services comes ahead of the arrival
of the first of 24 aircraft that the airline currently has on order. Oman
Air's current fleet of 30 aircraft will be joined by three Airbus A330s and
15 Boeing B737s, as well as six Boeing B787 Dreamliners, which will enable
further expansion of the carrier's network, as well as increased frequencies
on some of its existing routes.