Thursday, May 23, 2024

Oman Air named MENA’s most punctual airline for 2023

Oman Air has been named the most punctual airline in the Middle East and Africa for 2023, scoring an outstanding 92.5% On-Time Performance (OTP), the highest among all carriers across all categories. The rankings, published in the 2023 On-Time Performance Review by global aviation analytics leader, Cirium, measured performance data collected from more than 600 […]

Oman Air Cargo achieves 42% growth in first half of 2023

Oman Air Cargo has released its results for the first half of 2023, recording a remarkable 42% increase in cargo volumes compared to the same period in 2022, primarily driven by capacity expansion. Between January and June, total cargo revenue surpassed OMR 22.3 million, reflecting the resilience of operations amidst challenging market conditions. Despite a […]

Oman Air announces major transformation plan

In the interest of financial sustainability and operational continuity, His Excellency Eng. Saeed Al Mawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, and Chairman of Oman Air, has announced a comprehensive programme to restructure the airline. The programme, which will be implemented over the next 3-4 years, aims to address ongoing losses and the accumulation […]

Oman Air reflects on successful air cargo Europe 2023

Oman Air Cargo wrapped up its highly successful participation in air cargo Europe 2023, held in Munich. A who’s who of global air cargo players, the four-day trade fair drew in more than 75,000 visitors from over 120 countries. For Oman Air, it marked another important milestone in its efforts to drive the growth of […]

Oman Air Cargo set to showcase growing capabilities at air cargo Europe 2023

Oman Air’s Cargo division is gearing up for the upcoming Air Cargo Europe 2023, set to take place in Munich from 9th-12th May. The four-day event, considered the leading platform for international networking in the air freight industry, is anticipated to bring in over 2,000 exhibitors from 125 countries and regions. Oman Air Cargo will […]

Oman Air marks three-decade legacy in the skies

Oman Air is passing a major milestone this month with the occasion of its 30th anniversary, a journey which began in March 1993 with a single flight between the cities of Muscat and Salalah. The route, operated by Boeing 737-300, marked the launch of the airline’s domestic network, which was followed shortly after with its […]

Oman Air receives fifth delivery of new Boeing 737 MAXs from CDB Aviation

Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced the delivery of a new Boeing 737 MAX 8 from CDB Aviation. The aircraft is the last in a series of five deliveries contracted as part of a sale and leaseback transaction with the global aircraft lessor, which is a wholly owned Irish […]

Oman Air celebrates first female Omani captain

Oman’s aviation industry has reached a landmark moment with the announcement of Oman Air pilot Maha Al Balushi as the first female Omani Captain. Al Balushi officially received her new rank during a ceremony recently held at the Oman Air’s headquarters in Muscat, the latest in a string of firsts she has achieved over her […]

Oman Air ranked most punctual airline in Middle East and Africa for 2022

Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, has been named top in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) for punctuality. As per the results of the 2022 On-Time Performance Review by global aviation analytics leader, Cirium, the airline’s on-time arrivals stood at 91.38%, almost 5% ahead of the region’s second highest ranking […]

Oman Air checks in with bespoke HSBC Oman global currency solution

Oman Air has partnered with HSBC Oman on a unique and innovative international payments process, which will dramatically increase efficiency and security. Via a centralised treasury hub in Oman, HSBC’s Global Disbursement solution, developed as a bespoke service for Oman Air, will deliver simultaneous multiple currency payments and an improved track and trace function for […]

Oman Air highlights digital transformation achievements during annual workshop

Continuing to drive transformation in the aviation sector, Oman Air recently held its annual digital workshop. Attended by members of senior leadership and key stakeholders, the workshop reviewed the progress of the company’s ongoing digital transformation strategy and its IT Roadmap for 2023. During 2022, the company accomplished a number of digital initiatives to support its […]

Oman Air welcomes ‘future leaders’

Oman Air has officially inaugurated its highly anticipated Future Leaders Commercial Graduate Programme. A special induction ceremony was held for the 11 Omani graduates at the Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC, under the auspices of His Excellency Sheikh Nasr Amer Al Hosni, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour. During the event, the candidates were addressed by […]

Oman Air celebrates inaugural flight to Phuket

Oman Air, the national airline of Oman, has officially inaugurated its highly anticipated route to Phuket, celebrating the first flight with a ceremony at its First and Business Class check-in counter at Muscat International Airport. The airline has introduced four direct flights a week to the popular resort island, which boasts many of Thailand’s most […]

Oman Sail welcomes Oman Air as official and exclusive airline partner

Oman Sail announced it has signed an agreement with Oman Air which will see the Sultanate of Oman’s national carrier become the Official and Exclusive Airline Partner for all Oman Sail events through until 2024. Oman Air will also become the Official Airline Sponsor of the Oman Olympic Team throughout qualification for the Paris 2024 […]

Oman Air is the official airline for IRONMAN 70.3

The iconic and internationally renowned sports event, IRONMAN 70.3, will be hosted in Salalah, Sultanate of Oman, creating the ideal backdrop for this spectacular event. The event also provides attendees with the chance to explore Salalah and experience the hospitality of the city and the people of Oman. Oman Air’s Vice President – Marketing, Abdul […]

Oman Air paving the way for the next generation of aviation and logistics professionals

In line with Oman’s Vision 2040 strategy, which aims to develop a diversified and sustainable economy, Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, continues to provide Omani nationals the opportunity to gain insights into the aviation and logistics world through specialised internship programmes at Oman Air headquarters In 2021, Oman Air provided […]

Oman Air increases flights between Muscat and Turkish destinations

Oman Air, the Sultanate of Oman’s national airline, has increased flights between Muscat and its Turkish destinations (Istanbul and Trabzon) in response to exceptional demand. Based on the table below, the airline has increased frequencies between Muscat and Trabzon from 3 weekly flights to 5 weekly flights, and between Muscat and Istanbul from 7 weekly […]

Oman Air increases flights between Muscat and Kochi, Delhi and Chennai

As demand reyurns, Oman Air, the Sultanate of Oman’s national airline, will operate 10 weekly flights instead of 7 weekly flights between Muscat and Kochi, Delhi, and Chennai in India between August 1, 2022, and October 29, 2022. “We are pleased to announce additional frequencies to Kochi, Delhi, and Chennai effective next month as part […]

Oman Air launches future leaders commercial graduate programme for Omani nationals

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has launched its Future Leaders Commercial Graduate Programme exclusively for Omani graduates. The intensive two-year programme is currently accepting applications from university graduates of 2020, 2021 or 2022 and will offer up to 12 selected candidates the opportunity to gain internationally recognised qualifications while being […]

Oman Air ramps up programmes aimed at empowering Omanis

Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, is enabling more opportunities for Omanis from varied academic backgrounds, providing them with access to more leadership and specialised positions, including pilots, engineers, and commercial and administrative roles. Inspired by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur’s guiding words, “Youth are the wealth of […]

Oman Air to resume Muscat Bangkok route

Oman Air to resume Muscat Bangkok route

Oman Air will resume flights between Muscat and Bangkok from November 11 2021. The flights will operate twice weekly on Thursday and Saturday. The Thursday flight will depart Muscat at 22:00 local time and arrive in Bangkok at 06:45 local time on Friday. The flight from Bangkok will depart at 09:15 local time on Friday […]

Oman Air volunteers recognised for their role in national vaccination campaign

In a recognition ceremony held this morning at the Training Centre Auditorium at Oman’s Civil Aviation Authority, 71 Oman Air volunteers were recognised for their commitment to community wellbeing as part of the Ministry of Health’s National Vaccination Campaign at the Oman Conference and Exhibition Centre. On hand to personally thank volunteers and hand out […]

Oman Air to fly national football team to Osaka

Oman Air and Oman’s Football Association have agreed to operate two special charter flights to fly Oman’s National Football Team to Japan for its upcoming World Cup 2022 Qualifying Match. The first flight will operate on August 27 to Belgrade, Serbia, where Oman’s national football team has been training for its upcoming World Cup 2022 […]

Oman Air launches service to Tbilisi

Oman Air has launched seasonal service between Muscat and Tbilisi, Georgia, with twice weekly direct flights (Wednesdays and Sundays), operated with Boeing 737 aircraft. Flights will operate from June 16 to September 16, subject to government approvals. The Wednesday flight from Muscat will depart at 20:15 and arrive in Tbilisi at 00:15. The flight from […]

Oman Air begins humanitarian ‘Cargolift’ flights to India

Oman Air has activated an emergency cargolift initiative to help ferry critical medical aid to India. The ‘COVID cargolifts’ will be rolled out on routes to India for the next 15 days, in cooperation with Oman’s Foreign Ministry and the Indian community in Oman, and will guarantee 10 tonnes of free cargo space on several […]

Oman Air and EGYPTAIR sign codeshare agreement

Oman Air has announced that it has signed a codeshare agreement on flights between Muscat and Cairo with EGYPTAIR. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, chief executive officer Oman Air said that the challenges facing all airlines since the onset of the pandemic have led to new strategic partnerships which ultimately create a stronger network ecosystem with more […]

Oman Air updates flight schedule for Dubai

Oman Air has announced that it has updated its flight schedule for operations between Muscat (MCT) and Dubai (DXB). Flight schedule is as follows: 29th April to 26th June 2021: Thursday and Saturday flights from Muscat will depart at 01:55 and arrive in Dubai at 03:10. Thursday and Saturday flights from Dubai will depart at […]

Oman Air launches Muscat and Sharjah service

Oman Air has launched its new service between Muscat and Sharjah, UAE, with 3 weekly flights (Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays), operated with Airbus 330 aircraft. Wednesday and Sunday flights from Muscat will depart at 14:25 and arrive in Sharjah at 15:40. Flights from Sharjah will depart at 17:15 and arrive in Muscat at 18:30. The […]

Oman Air to resume Milan flights

Oman Air has resumed flights to Milan on March 28. The twice-weekly flights will operate on Sundays and Wednesdays as WY143 from Muscat and WY144 from Milan. Flights from Muscat will depart at 14:35 and arrive in Milan at 19:45. Flights from Milan will depart at 22:05 and arrive in Muscat at 06:40.