23 MAY 2016


© 2022 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 23 MAY 2016

Oman for Manchester

A new UK route with daily flights between Manchester and Muscat is being planned by Oman Air from 1 April next year.

The airline has been flying between Heathrow and Muscat since 2007 and added a second daily flight on that route last month.

The airline said the UK had always been one of the key markets for Oman Air and it was responding to strong demand.

The decision to increase services is another boost for Oman following British Airways announcement that it would be flying non-stop between Heathrow and Muscat from 30 October instead of going via Abu Dhabi.

Oman Air is increasingly looking to expand. It said last year that it planned to phase out its two smaller ATR 72 and four Embraer 175 aircraft to focus on an all Airbus and Boeing fleet.

The line-up currently includes four A330-200s and six A330-300s, plus 25 B737s of various types and 20 B747 MAX on order. It also has nine B787-9s and four B787-8s, with more on order.  

The airline operates to 50 destinations in 27 countries, including 11 in India, from the main hub at Muscat. 


Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum