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Muscat International Airport welcomes first direct flight of British Airways

Posted 1 November 2016 · Add Comment

Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) today welcomed the first British Airways direct flight on its London to Muscat service.

OAMC is a government owned company, responsible for the management and operations of civil airports in Oman. The additional direct flight to the Sultanate is a significant step towards OAMC’s strategic goal of placing Oman’s airports amongst the top 20 airports in the world by 2020.

The welcome ceremony of the first British Airways direct flight to Muscat from Heathrow International Airport was attended by  Mohammed bin Awadh Al Hassan, acting undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs, Jonathan Wilks, British Ambassador in Oman, Aimen bin Ahmed Al-Hosni CEO of OAMC, and Anjulika Dutton, British Airways spokesperson/ commercial country manager in Oman, UAE, and other Middle Eastern Countries.

The CEO of OAMC, Aimen bin Ahmed Al-Hosni, confirmed that the direct flights by British Airways will connect Muscat International Airport to Terminal 5 at London Heathrow, home to British Airways.

The United Kingdom, in addition to having a significant number of their nationals living in Oman, is also one of the most important inbound tourism markets for Oman. Additionally, the UK is attracting a large number of business people, investors, and young Omanis completing their studies in the UK, all of whom frequently travel between Muscat and London. The addition of direct flights to London is of great benefit to travellers from both countries.

Sheikh Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni CEO of Oman Airports said: ” First British Airways direct flight, from Heathrow International Airport, arrived October 31, at 7:05 am. With the addition of these new direct flights, the passenger experience is enhanced and Oman positioned  as a unique tourist destination becomes even more attractive.”

Under the terms of the agreement with Muscat International Airport, the service will be operated by British Airways’ Boeing 777, five times per week (daily except Wednesdays and Fridays), featuring four cabins of travel – First, Club World (British Airways’ business cabin), World Traveller Plus and World Traveller (British Airways’ economy cabin). One of the largest airline carriers globally, British Airways’ route network covers 199 destinations and carries more than 40 million passenger annually.

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