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Oman Airports attends World Route Conference

Posted 27 September 2017 · Add Comment

Oman Airports has attended World route development forum held in Spain, Barcelona; led by the commercial operational team Kimmo Ruotsalainen, Airline Marketing Senior Manager.

The Conference on the 23rd of September 2017 and ended on Tuesday the 26th of September, converging on One to one meetings with long haul legacy carriers and Low cost carrier airlines, in addition to networking opportunities with various charter flight airlines, and tourism authorities.

The commercial operation team scheduled substantial meetings with targeted airline network managers to talk about possibilities in adding new frequencies or executing new routes to Oman Airports, including Muscat, Salalah, Sohar and Duqm airports.

According to Kimmo Ruotsalainen, Airline Marketing Senior Manger; the meetings consisted of current customers as well as meetings with key target markets: the Middle East, the Gulf, and South Asia; as well as further connecting Africa and the Far East in the future.

Oman Airports focuses on enhancing the relationship with existing airlines and to develop relations with potential carriers for new opportunities. The long term goal is to connect Africa and Asia (specifically China) as well as Asia and Europe.

The number of passengers at Muscat International Airport exceeded 12 million passengers and Salalah Airport broke its record to over 1, 0 million passengers to the newly opened state of the art airport, resulting an increase in both domestic and international travel.

Oman is looking forward to building direct routes with Asian carriers and partner with Oman Air to enhance the Muscat hub connectivity. Oman Airports and Oman Air have a close relationship and work together to strengthen the transfer movement via Muscat hub.  World Routes Spain has opened doors to develop, initiate and cultivate new networking opportunities- making it accessible to reaching the target goal.


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