Oman Air to add Athens to expanding network
19 / 09 / 2018
Oman Air is to fly to Athens from June next year when it will operate a Boeing 737 MAX passenger aircraft on the route.
Abdul Aziz Al Raisi, Oman Air’s chief executive, said that the new flights to the Greek capital will be only “the first of several new routes to be launched in 2019”.
And regarding the addition of Athens to the carrier’s network, he pointed out: “Oman has strong bilateral relations with Greece and the introduction of this new flight will certainly help strengthen relations even further.
Oman Air is growing its fleet as well as its network and expects to be operating up to 70 aircraft to approximately 60 destinations by 2022.
Its fleet currently consists of four B787-8 and four B787-9 ‘Dreamliners’, six Airbus 330-300s, four A330-200s, five B737-900s, 21 B737-800s, four Embraer 175s and three B737 MAX aircraft.
By the end of 2018, Oman Air will have taken delivery of five new MAX aircraft and three B787-9s, bringing its fleet to a total of 51 aircraft.
In March this year, Oman Air Cargo opened a new freight facility at Muscat Airport, and the facility helped the carrier to boost freight volumes by 25% year on year during the 1 January to 30 June period.
The new cargo facility features a 22,780 sq m, air-conditioned warehouse with the capacity to handle 350,000 tons of cargo a year.
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