Oman Air plans flights to Manila, Jakarta
Muscat, August 23, 2014
Oman Air has announced plans to launch new services from its hub Muscat to Manila (Philippines) and Jakarta (Indonesia) starting from December.
With this move, Oman Air becomes the first carrier to offer non-stop flights between Muscat and Manila, as well as Muscat and Jakarta, said a statement from the national carrier.
Both the new routes will meet strong demand from air travellers in Oman, the Philippines and Indonesia, it stated.
Starting from December 2, Oman Air will starting two flights a week to Manila, with a third frequency being operated from December 13.
For Jakarta operations, the carrier will fly thrice a week starting from December 12, with a fourth frequency being operated from January 2 next year.
Flights to both destinations will depart Muscat around midday and arrive at their destinations in the early morning of the following day, offering convenient timing for travel from the respective airports to capital cities and beyond, and ensuring excellent connections from many of Oman Air’s other global destinations.
Announcing the new services, CEO Paul Gregorowitsch said: “Oman Air will be offering flights aboard our award-winning Airbus A330 aircraft, to two of Asia’s most important cities, namely Manila and Jakarta. These exciting cities each offer travellers a fascinating view of their countries’ vibrant cultures and we are very confident that they will prove popular with visitors from Oman and further afield."
“In addition, both Manila and Jakarta are important commercial Centre’s and we anticipate strong demand from business travellers, underlining Oman Air’s commitment to supporting positive trade relations between Oman and other nations.”
COO Abdulrahaman Al-Busaidy said these new services are being launched in the winter holiday period to meet significant demand during the festive season.
"Both the Philippines and Indonesia have large numbers of citizens living overseas and we are ideally placed to help them rejoin their families during the holiday, as well as to provide holiday makers with the opportunity to start their breaks by enjoying Oman Air’s internationally-acclaimed hospitality," he noted.
“Flights to Manila, and Jakarta, are now on sale and are already attracting an excellent response, so we would encourage customers to book early,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service