Oman Air launches new route to Athens

The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, Oman Air, has commenced its new daily direct service between Greece and Oman, with the first flight departing Muscat International Airport to Athens International Airport on 1 June.

Oman Air’s official delegation to Athens included its senior vice president, international sales, Laurent Recoura, and regional vice president, Oman, Jamal Al Azki. Honorary Consul of Greece in the Sultanate of Oman Dr Elias Nikolakopoulos also accompanied the delegation to Athens.

Talking about this new addition, Abdulaziz Al Raisi, chief executive officer, Oman Air said: “Since we announced this route last year, we have seen strong interest for this destination, both from the travel trade community and leisure travellers. We expect this daily service connecting Muscat with Athens to further stimulate economic, trade and business relations between our two countries.

“Apart from strengthening and opening up new business opportunities between Greece and Oman, the flights will also act as a catalyst in driving the expansion of Greek tourists to Oman, he added.

The new service between Muscat and Athens is the airline’s 54th  destination and the second route launched this year after Alexandria, Egypt and is part of Oman Air’s fleet and network expansion programme, which will see the airline operate up to 70 aircraft to around 60 destinations by 2022.

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