Oman Air reveals expansion and development plans

Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer Paul Gregorowitsch has delivered a key report on the airline’s progress and plans for continued expansion.

In a press conference, he outlined the airline’s objectives stressing that Oman Air’s vision was “to become the best”, to be safe, the airline of “first choice”, and to make money by increasing revenues and reducing costs.

Oman Air would also continue its growth trajectory, as set out in the company’s ten-year plan, and to contribute to the development of the Sultanate.

He commented: “I am pleased to report that Oman Air has achieved important progress over the last two years and I am optimistic about the company’s future. With the invaluable support of Oman Air’s board of directors, we have a clear vision, achievable objectives and a set of values to which all our employees are committed. We are also delivering an ambitious and dynamic programme of fleet and network expansion. This has seen the company take delivery of outstanding new aircraft, introduce a range of exciting new destinations and launch new products and services which contribute to a seamless passenger experience.

“Despite substantial economic challenges, Oman Air is therefore in a strong position to continue its progress towards becoming a successful, sustainable company of the highest quality: in other words, to become the best.”

Oman Air is hoping to soon launch a second daily flight from Muscat to Heathrow.
Oman Air is hoping to soon launch a second daily flight from Muscat to Heathrow.

Oman Air’s fleet expansion programme has already made significant progress, increasing from 35 in January 2015 to 45 at present.

“Meanwhile, the introduction of the first of many B787 Dreamliners – initially on our Muscat to Frankfurt service – represents a step-change in the Oman Air long haul passenger experience,” said Gregorowitsch.

“The aircraft offers guests more natural light, increased cabin pressure, cleaner cabin air and reduced noise. Benefits for the airline include outstanding fuel economy, reduced emissions and a lower noise footprint.”

Four more B787s due for delivery over the next two years.

Gregorowitsch described how Oman Air’s network has grown in parallel with its fleet expansion. Recent international destinations to be added to the airline’s network include Manila, Jakarta, Singapore, Goa, Dhaka and Mashhad, Guangzhou in China will be launched on 9th December 2016. Frequencies have also been increased on many established routes, including Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich and London, whilst all Indian destinations now enjoy at least daily or double-daily services. In addition, we will be launching, Manchester, our second destination in the UK in our Summer 2017 schedule.”

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