Oman Air will commence direct flights to Egyptian city Alexandria from 31 May, the airline’s 53rd destination in its expanding global network. Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city, is a major economic and industrial centre of the country. With its 30-km coastline extending along the Mediterranean Sea, coupled with its magnificent ambience and rich cultural heritage, Alexandria is also a popular tourist destination.
Talking about the new development, Oman Air’s CEO, Abdulaziz Al-Raisi said the direct services to Alexandria, Egypt’s most important seaport is an important milestone as over 70% of the country’s imports and exports pass through this city.
“Commencement of direct services into Alexandria will allow Oman Air to further expand trade ties between our two countries, as well as drive growth in tourism numbers in both directions. Oman shares an excellent bilateral relation with Egypt, and this new route will further strengthen it. We are confident the sizeable Egyptian diaspora in Oman, consisting of investors and business communities, as well as residents and citizens of Oman, will find the addition of this second destination to Egypt, a welcomed addition to our expanding network,” he added.
According to Paul Starrs, chief commercial officer, Oman Air, the company has started 2019 on a strong note, and this year has been an exciting one for Oman Air.
“Another significant step forward for the airline”
“The commencement of our new Alexandria services is another significant step forward for the airline. These flights will be operated on a seasonal service basis during the summer schedule of 2019. This is in line with Oman Air’s strategy of optimising its resources to meet seasonal traffic flows during periods of high demand. The early indications are positive for this new route. We are encouraged with the strong forward bookings and are confident our new services into Alexandria will be successful.”