Oman Air has commenced direct flights to Alexandria.
The Egyptian city will become the airline’s 53rd destination in its expanding global network.
Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city, is a major economic and industrial centre of the country.
With its 30-kilometre coastline extending along the Mediterranean Sea, coupled with its magnificent ambience and rich cultural heritage, Alexandria is also a popular tourist destination.
Oman Air chief executive, Abdulaziz Al-Raisi, said: “We are pleased to be offering direct services into the beautiful city of Alexandria, Egypt’s most important seaport, where more than 70 per cent of the country’s imports and exports passes through.
“Commencement of direct services into Alexandria will allow Oman Air to further expand trade ties between our two countries, as well as drive growth in tourism numbers in both directions.
“Oman shares an excellent bilateral relation with Egypt, and this new route will further strengthen it.
“We are confident the sizeable Egyptian diaspora in Oman, consisting of investors and business communities, as well as residents and citizens of Oman, will find the addition of this second destination to Egypt, a welcomed addition to our expanding network.”
Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria is also known as the Pride of Mediterranean.
Visitors to this city can indulge in a wide variety of leisure activities that Alexandria is so famous for.
From the city’s beaches, bustling market places and eateries to indulging in classic literature at places like the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the city’s modern version of the ancient and legendary Library of Alexandria, or spending time in the Corniche, the city presents a world of enriching experiences.
Paul Starrs, chief commercial officer of Oman Air, commented: “We have started 2019 on a strong note, and this year has been an exciting one for Oman Air.
“The commencement of our new Alexandria services is another significant step forward for the airline.
“These flights will be operated on a seasonal service basis during the summer schedule of 2019.
“This is in line with Oman Air’s strategy of optimising its resources to meet seasonal traffic flows during periods of high demand.
“The early indications are positive for this new route.
“We are encouraged with the strong forward bookings, and are confident our new services into Alexandria will be successful.”