Oman Air to Resume Flights to Zanzibar

Middle Eastern carrier Oman Air is to once again serve Zanzibar, the Indian Ocean archipelago of islands off the coast of Tanzania.  The carrier will offer a three times weekly service from its Muscat base in conjunction with its existing daily link to Dar es Salaam.  The changes will take effect from May 16 when on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays, the Boeing 737-800 flying the route will operate via the islands.  With no direct links between the two destinations only 3,000 O&D passengers travelled on the route in the past year, the majority flying with Kenya Airways via Nairobi. 

Schedule:

Muscat – Zanzibar – Dar es Salaam – Muscat
WY713 MCT0145 – 0630ZNZ0720 – 0810DAR 738 1
WY714 DAR0910 – 1600MCT 738 1
WY715 MCT1000 – 1445ZNZ1535 – 1625DAR 738 26
WY716 DAR1725 – 0015+1MCT 738 26

Muscat – Dar es Salaam
WY713 MCT0115 – 0535DAR 738 34
WY715 MCT1230 – 1650DAR 738 57
WY714 DAR0635 – 1300MCT 738 34
WY716 DAR1750 – 0015+1MCT 738 57


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NOTE: Schedule data extracted from Flightbase for week commencing April 14, 2011; Traffic data extracted from IATA BSP system for the year ending January 2011.

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