Oman Air will introduce a new policy on baggage, moving away from the traditional weight based allowance and excess baggage charge to a more simple policy based on number of bags being checked-in, that will save money for traveling guests. The new policy will come into effect on January 9th.
As Oman Air continues to expand in the UK, with a double daily flight from London Heathrow to Muscat and the launch of the new Manchester flight in 2017, the national airline for the Sultanate of Oman has recruited a completely new UK sales team during 2016. The team, all working from the airline’s Hammersmith offices in London will develop and grow the UK business focussing on both direct and trade sales.
Oman Air will start operating flights from its hub in Muscat to Guangzhou, China, from December 9th. Guangzhou is Oman Air’s first destination in China. The launch of the new route is in response to significant customer demand also demonstrates Oman Air’s commitment to continuing it ambitious network expansion programme, first unveiled in 2014.
Oman Air has received a new Boeing 737- 800. This was the sixth brand new Boeing 737-800 joining the young Oman Air fleet this year as part of the airline’s expansion plan. The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman Air has operated B737s for many years and the aircraft provide the backbone of the airline’s long and medium haul fleet.
Simon Cook, country manager, UK, Oman Air speaks to Breaking Travel News about the airline’s new routes to China, the reconfiguration of its services at London Heathrow, and new opportunities at Manchester Airport in the north of England.
Oman Air has announced the launch of its new daily flight from Manchester to Muscat starting May 1st, 2017; the latest move in the airline’s ambitious and dynamic programme of fleet and network expansion. The daily service to Oman Air’s hub in Muscat will take seven and a half hours and will be operated by a Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner 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.
Oman Air has confirmed both of its daily Muscat to London flights will move to Terminal 4 at London Heathrow Airport from January 31st, 2017. Currently the twice daily Oman Air flights operate from Terminals 3 and 4; the presence at just one terminal at one of the world’s busiest airports will further streamline the customer journey on one of Oman Air’s flagship routes.
Mohammed Al Shikely, vice president marketing, Oman Air, talks to Breaking Travel News as the carrier picks up the title of Middle East’s Leading Airline – Business Class at the World Travel Awards.
Oman Air flight WY 432, due to depart earlier from Tehran to Muscat, has been delayed as a result of an incident on the runway. The wings of the stationary Oman Air aircraft were clipped by another airliner as it passed.
Oman Air has announced further expansion to its global with new flights will operating from the carrier’s hub in Muscat to Najaf, Iraq. The will be four weekly flights from September 15th. This is Oman Air’s first destination in Iraq, and the carrier will operate the flights aboard Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Oman Air Holidays has launched the first fully online holidays booking engine in Oman. The holidays’ division of the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman has unveiled a dynamic new website and booking system on the official website. It offers a range of holiday products, such as package holidays - including flights, hotels, transfer, tours and activities - and dynamic packages, which customers can build to suit their needs.
Sindbad, the frequent flyer program of Oman Air, and Europcar have announced a new partnership. Sindbad Members will now be awarded with 500 miles every time they rent with Europcar. They simply need to quote their Sindbad number when booking with Europcar and present their membership card when collecting their vehicle.