The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman will launch new services to Goa, Singapore and Dhaka this year.
From March 29, 2015, the airline will fly from Muscat to both Singapore and Goa, as well as launching a service to Dhaka in August.
Goa will be the airline’s 11th route to India, and will operate the route 4 times per week using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. On Saturdays and Sundays the airline will depart Muscat at 02:55am, arriving into Goa at 07:20am, with the return journey departing Goa at 08:10am, arriving into Muscat at 09:35am.
On Mondays and Thursdays, the airlines will depart Muscat at 10:20am, arriving into Goa at 14:45pm. The return journey will depart Goa at 16:15pm and will arrive into Muscat at 17:40pm.
Chief Executive of Oman Air, Paul Gregorowitsch announced the new routes, saying: "We are delighted to be opening up new routes to Singapore, Goa and Dhaka, and to be offering our customers even more choice within Oman Air's continually expanding network. We know there is strong demand for flights to each of these destinations. We are therefore very confident that the new services will prove extremely popular and I would encourage customers to book as early as possible.”
The Singapore service will operate once daily, and will continue onto Kuala Lumpur – replacing the existing nonstop service to the Malaysian capital. The airline will depart Muscat at 09:45am, arriving into Singapore at 21:00pm, departing Singapore again at 22:30pm to arrive into Kuala Lumpur at 23:50pm.
The return journey will depart Kuala Lumpur at 07:00am, arriving into Singapore at 08:20am to depart again at 09:20am. Finally the aircraft will land into Muscat at 12:35pm.
"The launch of these new services continues our ambitious programme of expansion and follows the highly successful December 2014 introduction to our network of services to Manila and Jakarta,” added Mr Gregorowitsch.
Oman Air's new service to Dhaka in Bangladesh will be operated using its flagship A330 aircraft, and will offer four flights per week between Muscat International Airport and Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and, with more than 15 million inhabitants is country's most populous city. It constitutes the political, cultural and scientific heart of the nation, and plays a central role in the Bangladeshi economy, alongside the port city of Chittagong, to which Oman Air also flies.