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Oman Air: New Muscat-Athens Service in 2019

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, recently announced that it will be flying from Muscat to Athens, the capital of Greece, as of June 2019.

“We are extremely proud and happy to add Athens to our rapidly growing network, as the first of several new routes to be launched in 2019,” Abdul Aziz Al Raisi, Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, said.

Oman Air Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

Oman Air Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

Oman Air flights to Athens, WY 191, will depart Muscat at 14:45 and reach Athens at 19:50. The return flight will depart Athens at 00:20 and arrive in Muscat at 06:35. The flight duration is approximately five hours.

“Oman has strong bilateral relations with Greece and the introduction of this new flight will certainly help strengthen relations even further,” he said.

Oman Air’s daily flight to and from Athens will be operated with the new-state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

On his part, Athens International Airport (AIA) CEO Dr. Yiannis Paraschis, applauded Oman Air’s decision to add Athens to its continuously growing network.

Athens Airport. Photo Source: Athens International Airport (AIA)

Athens International Airport (AIA)

According to Paraschis, the new route is also an important development that enhances Athens connectivity towards strategic markets beyond Muscat.

“We wish all the best to Oman Air and we are committed to supporting our new airline partner towards a highly successful presence in the Athens market,” Paraschis said.

Oman Air is currently undergoing a fleet and network expansion program, which will see the airline operate up to 70 aircraft to around 60 destinations by 2022.

Oman Air’s fleet consists of four Boeing 787-8, four 787-9 Dreamliners, six Airbus 330-300s, four Airbus 330-200s, five Boeing 737-900s, 21 Boeing 737-800s, four Embraer 175s and three 737 MAX. By the end of 2018, Oman Air will have taken delivery of five new MAX aircraft and three 787-9s bringing their total fleet size to 51 aircraft.

Goldair is the General Sales Agent (GSA) for Oman Air in Greece.

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