Frankfurt is set to become one of the first destinations for Oman Air’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliners when they enter service this autumn.
Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Gregorowitsch, has announced that the aircraft will begin flying daily between Muscat and Frankfurt from October 25th 2015.
The non-stop and direct flights depart Muscat at 14.00 and arrive in Frankfurt at 18.45. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, return flights depart Frankfurt at 20.20, arriving in Muscat at 06.00. Flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays depart Frankfurt at 21.35 and arrive in Muscat at 07.15.
Oman Air remains the only airline to offer direct, non-stop flights between Muscat and Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, London, Milan and Zurich.
Paul Gregorowitsch comments:
“Frankfurt is one of Oman Air’s most important international destinations and we are delighted to offer customers on this route an early opportunity to experience our wonderful new Dreamliner aircraft.
“Oman Air’s Dreamliners offer extraordinary levels of style and comfort for our long haul passengers. Their unique technology and innovative engineering have ensured that the aircraft has fast become an icon of 21st Century air travel. Together with Oman Air’s superb new cabins and seating, and our legendary Omani hospitality, it will offer our customers a tremendous passenger experience.”
The Boeing B787 Dreamliner is the first commercial aircraft to utilise carbon composites in its airframe manufacture. It is lighter and uses 20 per cent less fuel than similarly-sized aircraft. It also offers greater range, produces fewer In addition, its spacious cabins include large, electronically-dimmable windows that provide more natural light and improved views, even for those sitting in central seats.
Oman Air has initially ordered six Dreamliners, with the first two being delivered this autumn. Four more will follow before the end of 2018. The carrier’s expansion of its long haul fleet is part of a broader fleet and network expansion programme, currently underway. This will see Oman Air operate 25 wide-body and 45 narrow-body aircraft by 2020. In addition, the airline will programme will deliver significant increases in the number of Oman Air’s global destinations and the frequency of flights on established routes, as well as improved connection times at Muscat International Airport.