Oman Air is delighted to announce the launch of its new daily flight from Manchester to Muscat starting May 1, 2017; the latest move in the airline’s ambitious and dynamic programme of fleet and network expansion….reports Asian Lite News
The daily service to Oman Air’s hub in Muscat will take 7.5 hours and will be operated by an Airbus A330 and is in addition to the double daily flight from London Heathrow, making Manchester the only airport outside of London to have direct flights to Muscat. The daily flight will depart Manchester at 20.45 and arrive in Muscat at 07.20 in the morning.
“This is an incredibly exciting expansion in the UK, allowing British travellers to enjoy the convenience of flying direct from the north of England to Muscat and also the opportunity to connect with Oman Air’s global network,” said Simon Cook, Country Manager UK & Ireland at Oman Air. “It demonstrates our commitment to developing Oman Air’s global network and in particular catering for the growing demand from the UK for our award winning product and inflight service.”
Stephen Turner, Manchester Airport Commercial Director, said: “We’re pleased that Oman Air is announcing a daily service to Muscat for summer 2017. Once again, Manchester Airport will be the only UK airport outside of London able to offer a key long haul service.
“We’re sure the 22 million people in our catchment area will be impressed by Oman Air’s fantastic on-board product and will take advantage of the direct route to Oman as well as extensive onward connections available from Muscat.”
In the last few years Oman has been generating a lot of noise in the tourism sector with a 17.7% increase in visitor numbers since 2014 to just under 5 million globally, with the UK & Ireland contributing 150,000 visitors in 2015. With considerable investment in new hotels, not to mention the conference, meetings, exhibitions and incentive market and the increasing airlift into Muscat from the UK, these figures are expect to continue to grow.