Oman Air launches flights to Duqm
Muscat, July 23, 2014
Oman Air will launch flights to the the new Omani regional airport at Duqm from Wednesday (July 23), when the new airport opens.
The airlines will operate four flights per week from Muscat using an Embraer E175 aircraft.
The Oman Air flights into the new airport will be marked with a celebration organised and hosted at Duqm by the city’s special economic zone authority and attended by high level dignitaries and officials from the Government of Oman and senior managers from Oman Air.
The importance of Duqm as an industrial centre in Oman has grown rapidly in recent years, as $2 billion worth of investment have facilitated the construction of quays, dry docks, roads and hotels, in addition to the new airport.
“We are delighted to be launching our domestic service between Muscat and Duqm and, in doing so, to be supporting the development of this increasingly important city. As a special economic zone, Duqm is playing a vital role in Oman’s economic growth and Oman Air’s service will help to both facilitate business growth in the area and attract further investment,” said Salim Al Kindy, acting chief executive officer, Oman Air.
“Our service to the new airport builds on the success of the charter service we have operated over the last year and underlines Oman Air’s commitment to supporting the development of domestic air travel in the Sultanate.” - Trade Arabia News Sevice