Oman Air recently announced its intent to launch a new service between Muscat and Mashhad effective 1 June 2016.
This is the airline’s second destination in Iran, following launch of flights to Tehran in 2012. The carrier will operate daily flights aboard Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Flights will depart Muscat International Airport at 14.00hrs and arrive at Mashhad International Airport (also known as Shahid Hashemi Nejad Airport) at 17.15hrs. Return flights will depart Mashhad International Airport at 21.45hrs and arrive in Muscat at 23.50hrs.
Oman Air’s chief executive officer, Paul Gregorowitsch, said: “The launch is in response to significant customer demand and we anticipate a high level of early bookings. The service will strengthen the well-established bilateral trade links between Oman and Iran and deliver further opportunities for the two nations.”
The launch of flights from Muscat to Mashhad continues Oman Air’s fleet and network expansion programme, which was launched in late 2014. This will see the airline increase size of its fleet to 70 aircraft – 25 wide-body and 45 narrow-body jets – by 2020. It will also see Oman Air increase the number of destinations to which it flies to 75 by 2020.