New route serviced by Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft
Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman has commenced its new daily direct service between Russia and Oman, with its first flight departing Muscat International Airport to Moscow Domodedovo Airport on 30th October.
The inaugural flight, WY 181 departed Muscat International Airport at 14:55 after a cake cutting ceremony.
The flight arrived in Moscow at 19:55. With a flight time of 5 hours and 35 minutes, WY182 departs Moscow Domodedovo Airport at 00.20, arriving into the award-winning new passenger terminal at Muscat International Airport at 06.55.
Oman Air’s official delegation to Moscow included its Chief Executive Officer Eng. Abdulaziz Al Raisi and Chief Commercial Officer Paul Starrs, and a number of its senior management team.
His Excellency Dmitry Dogadkin, the Ambassador of Russia in Oman also accompanied the delegation to Moscow. Upon arrival to Moscow Domodedovo Airport, Oman Air delegation was received by top ranking officials.
Eng. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, Oman Air Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am pleased to announce the addition of a new long-awaited route to our network. Russia is an increasingly important destination from Oman.
“Since we announced this route earlier in the year, we have seen strong interest, both from Oman travellers and from customers transitting through our Muscat hub from cities around the world.
Connecting Muscat with Moscow, we expect this daily service to further stimulate economic, trade and business relations between the two friendly countries.”
This new route will be serviced by Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, designed to offer exceptional performance, flexibility and efficiency.
Configured with 162 seats in a two-class configuration: 12 in business and 150 in economy with significant enhancements across both cabins — the MAX aircraft is an example of Oman Air’s commitment to continually upgrading its products and services to deliver guest satisfaction.
Oman Air’s extensive flight network provides travellers from Russia a wide variety of options including 11 Indian destinations (Goa, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Delhi, Lucknow, Bangalore, Kozhikode, and Jaipur).
Paul Starrs, Chief Commercial Officer at Oman Air said: “Our new service will provide more choice and greater convenience as more travellers look to Russia for a holiday getaway.
We have done a great deal of preparation before commencing this route through several niche events and agent meet-ups and I am confident that this new addition will be another successful destination for Oman Air.“
The new service between Moscow and Muscat is the airline’s third route launched this year after Istanbul and Casablanca and is part of Oman Air’s exciting fleet and network expansion programme, which will see the airline operate up to 70 aircraft to around 60 destinations by 2022.
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