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Oman Air extends Maldives connections into spring

Oman Air extends Maldives connections into spring

Oman Air has extended its Maldives winter programme and will now offer flights until April.

With Oman Air operating six times a week to the destination on the new B737–MAX 8 aircraft from Muscat, passengers travelling on the double daily from London Heathrow and daily from Manchester on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner can take advantage of the quick and easy onward connections.

Malé is just three and a half hours from Oman, making it a perfect opportunity to explore the metropolitan capital of Muscat before escaping to the picturesque shores of the Maldives for some sunshine.

Well known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs, the Maldives is an incredibly popular tourist destination with an increasing number of international visitors arriving year on year. 

Since reintroducing the Maldives service in October Oman Air has seen a growing trend of UK visitors travelling via the hub in Muscat on to the destination.


The extension to Oman Air’s winter timetable follows high demand after a very successful three-month introductory period.

Kel Patel, Oman Air, county manager for the UK, said: “It is great news that Oman Air will be extending its Maldives flight to April.

“The Maldives is a key destination for Oman Air and we are delighted to be offering our travellers, particularly UK holidaymakers, the opportunity to stop over in Muscat before venturing further afield to the Maldives.”

Oman Air will continue to operate its flights from Muscat to Malé on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday with flights from Maldives to Muscat operating on Tuesday until March 2019, and on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday until April.