Oman Air launches direct flights to Alexandria, Egypt

Oman Air launches direct flights to Alexandria, Egypt
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Published: 9 June 2019 - 5:30 a.m.
By: Priyanka Praveen
The Sultanate of Oman’s national carrier, Oman Air, has launched direct flights to the Egyptian city Alexandria.

Direct flights to the airline’s 53rd destination commenced from 31 May, 2019, officials revealed.

Speaking about their new direct flight, Oman CEO Abdulaziz Al-Raisi said: “We are pleased to be offering direct services into the beautiful city of Alexandria, Egypt’s most important seaport, where more than 70% of the country’s imports and exports passes through. Commencement of direct services into Alexandria will allow Oman Air to further expand trade ties between our two countries, as well as drive growth in tourism numbers in both directions.”

According to Paul Starrs, chief commercial officer of Oman Air, these flights will be operated on a seasonal service basis during the summer schedule of 2019. He said: “This (the direct flight) is in line with Oman Air’s strategy of optimising its resources to meet seasonal traffic flows during periods of high demand. The early indications are positive for this new route. We are encouraged with the strong forward bookings, and are confident our new services into Alexandria will be successful.”

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