Oman Air ramps up Indian routes

Oman Air will operate the extra flights using its Boeing 737 aircraft (images by Mehdi Photos)
Oman Air will operate the extra flights using its Boeing 737 aircraft (images by Mehdi Photos)

Oman Air is set to significantly increase its operations in India, with additional frequencies on five routes.

The number of flights operated from Muscat to Goa will rise from six per week to daily, while the routes to Muscat to Bengaluru and Kochi will both double to twice a day. Services to Jaipur will be increased to 10 per week, while Lucknow will rise to 11 weekly flights.

This means that Oman Air will offer a total of 5,131 more seats on its Indian routes every week. The extra services will be operated using Boeing 737-800 and 737-900 aircraft.

Once the expansion is complete, Oman Air will operate a total of 126 weekly flights between Muscat and 11 Indian cities.

“We are delighted to be offering thousands more air travellers the opportunity to fly between Muscat and four of our key destinations in India,” said the airline’s CEO, Paul Gregorowitsch.

“Since we first launched flights to India in the 1990s, demand for seats aboard Oman Air’s outstanding aircraft has been consistently high. We will now offer daily or double-daily flights to all 11 of our destinations in India.

“Our new flights to Goa, Bangalore, Kochi, Lucknow and Jaipur will offer even greater choice and convenience for both leisure and business travellers. Therefore they will not only support the growth of tourism in Oman and India, but will also help to promote vital trading partnerships between our two countries,” he added.

Oman Air now flies to 19 destinations in South Asia, including 11 Indian cities and other hubs in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

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