MUSCAT: Oman Air has announced that it will resume its service between Muscat and Malé, in the Maldives this October.
Flights to the Maldives with Oman Air will recommence for the 2018-19 winter season from October 28. The service will be operated by the new Boeing 737 aircraft.
Engineer Abdulaziz Al Raisi, CEO of Oman Air, said: “We are delighted to be resuming our Maldives route and look forward to welcoming our valued Oman Air guests on board our latest Boeing 737 aircraft. We thoroughly encourage our friends from Europe and the rest of our network, flying to the Maldives to stop over and explore Oman en route. Our new Maldives service offers holidaymakers the perfect opportunity to explore Muscat, the metropolitan capital of Oman before escaping to the beautiful shores of the Maldives.”
Oman Air’s fleet and network have continued to grow. This expansion has been aided by continued investment in Oman Air’s award-winning onboard experience, exemplified by the MAX aircraft. The new MAX will be equipped with 12 new Business Class seats with large 17-inch touchscreen monitors and all the amenities needed for a frequent flyer such as individual power and USB points. By the end of 2018, Oman Air will have taken delivery of five new MAX aircraft and three 787-9s. By 2022, Oman Air’s total fleet size is expected to be around 70.
The relaunch of the Maldives service comes at an exciting time, as Oman Air recently started flights to Istanbul in June and Casablanca in July with Moscow scheduled to launch in October.