Friday, 29 June 2018

Oman Air's new roye to Casablanca starts o Sunday

This Sunday will see the inaugural flight of Oman Air's new service from Muscat to the magical Moroccan city of Casablanca, as the carrier continues to expand both its fleet and its route network.

The new route comes fresh on the heels of Oman Air most recent new service, Istanbul, which started on 1st of June and ahead of the winter launch of a service to Moscow which is currently planned to start in October 2018.

The service to Casablanca will be operated by a 787-800 Dreamliner and will depart from Muscat four times per week flying to Mohammed V International Airport. With a flight time of 8 hours and 50 minutes, Flight WY171 will depart Muscat on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 01.20, arriving in Casablanca at 07.10. The return flight WY172 will depart Casablanca at 08.20 on a Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, arriving in Muscat International Airport’s new, award-winning passenger terminal at 19.15; a return flight duration of 7 hours and 50 minutes.

The new route between Oman and Morocco will strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, enhance the trading and tourism prospects and enable Oman Air’s guests to explore one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Travellers to the destination will be met with Moroccan charm and warmth synonymous with the destination.

Oman Air flights will operate from the newly opened passenger terminal at the Muscat International Airport offering passengers a thoroughly enhanced service. The new passenger terminal building has already won the 2018 World Travel Award’s Middle East’s leading new tourism development project for this year.

Just two weeks ago Oman Air, took delivery of the third of 30 737 Max 8s it has on order from Boeing. The 737 MAX fill open up new destinations in the single-aisle market for the carrier who expects to receive a total of five 737 MAX by September 2018.

The aircraft are configured with 162 seats in a two-class layout, 12 seats in business and 150 in the economy cabin. The airline says there are significant enhancements across both cabins to improve customer satisfaction and enhance the overall guest experience.

With the addition of the new 737 MAX, Oman Air’s fleet currently consists of seven Boeing 787 Dreamliners, six Airbus 330-300s, four Airbus 330-200s, five Boeing 737-900s, 21 Boeing 737-800s, three Boeing 737 MAXs and four Embraer 175s.