Eastern carrier Oman Air is to open a long-haul connection between Muscat
at the end of this month, operating five times weekly on the route.
service, which begins on 28 November, is the latest step in Oman Air’s plans to
rebuild a long-haul network following the Omani Government’s decision to
abandon Gulf Air and focus on its national airline.
Air is already intending to open a London Gatwick link on 26 November.
have selected Thailand as
our base for expansion into the [Asia-Pacific] region and want to take
advantage of the opportunities we can harness from the boom in passenger
traffic through the new Suvarnabhumi Airport,”
says Oman Air chief Ziad Al-Haremi.
Oman Air will use Airbus A330s on the London
connection, it plans to operate Boeing 767s to Bangkok.
says: “We are going to work in every way to try to increase our presence in
Asia-Pacific and will look at tapping all the markets.”