Oman Air commences operations to the Maldives

28th Oct 2009
Oman Air commences operations to the Maldives

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, launched its new non-stop service between Muscat, capital of Oman, and the Maldives this week. The new flights to Malé will depart Muscat Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, returning the same day.

A high-level delegation from Oman Air, led by Chief Executive Officer Peter Hill and Chief Commercial Officer Barry Brown, along with other senior management team members, hosted the airline’s launch celebrations in the Maldives.

To commemorate its new service, Oman Air is holding a gala dinner in Malé tonight under the patronage of His Excellency Sultan Bin Hamdoon Al Harthy, President of Muscat Municipality.

Peter Hill says:

“This new destination will be a welcome addition to the ever-expanding Oman Air network. I’m sure that it will be a real winner with our customers, especially from Europe, for whom the Maldives is already a favourite leisure resort. 


“The Indian Ocean nation is famous for its pristine beaches, and it provides the perfect getaway for those who want to have a complete change of scenery and a relaxing holiday amongst some of the world’s most spectacular natural beauty. Holidays in the Maldives will introduce Oman Air customers to a fantastic selection of tiny palm-fringed coral islands each with its own exclusive resort hotel.”

The new route will be operated by Oman Air’s newly-introduced Airbus A330 aircraft featuring First, Business and Economy class seating.

The Maldives is made up of nearly 2000 islets, and is home to some of the best hotels and resorts in the world. Located to the southwest of India in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is renowned for its stunning marine life and rich history.


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