Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, recently began its new daily route between Greece and Oman, with its first Athens-Muscat flight departing Athens International Airport (AIA) on Sunday June 2.
The direct flight, operated by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, is the only non-stop operation between Greece and Oman and is expected to benefit both business and leisure travelers, as well as the Greek community in Oman.
“Oman has strong bilateral relations with Greece and the introduction of this new flight will certainly help strengthen relations even further,” Abdulaziz Al Raisi, Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, said.
Oman Air flights to Muscat (WY 194) will depart Athens at 00:20 and reach Muscat at 07:15. The return flight (WY 193) will depart Muscat at 14:35 and arrive in Athens at 19:50. The flight duration is approximately six hours.
According to the carrier’s CEO, trade between Oman and Greece is growing and is expected to be facilitated further with the start of the new service.
“Oman is turning into a very important regional logistics hub with world-class infrastructure and we are sure Greek investors and companies recognize the opportunities here,” he added.
The new service also offers seamless connections via Oman Air’s hub, Muscat International Airport, to the carrier’s destinations across the globe.
Athens is the airline’s 54th destination and the route connecting the Greek city with Muscat is the second route launched this year after Alexandria, Egypt.
“The move comes as part of Oman Air’s fleet and network expansion program, which will see the airline operate up to 70 aircraft to around 60 destinations by 2022,” Laurent Recoura, Senior Vice President, International Sales at Oman Air said.
Goldair is the General Sales Agent (GSA) for Oman Air in Greece.