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Oman Air and Gulf Air Sign Codeshare Agreement

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, recently launched a new codeshare agreement with Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, which sees the airlines’ combined frequencies between Bahrain and Muscat at six daily flights.

This new codeshare provides customers enhanced flight connectivity possibilities with Oman Air to various destinations across both carries networks.

Abdulrahman Al Busaidy, Oman AirDeputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer, said:

“Oman Air is very happy with this code-share agreement with Gulf Air, which is a strategic and important partner for Oman Air. Through this code share, Oman Air offers its guests a combined frequency of six daily flights. The new Muscat International Airport is also due to open soon, which will give our Bahrain-based guests an exciting opportunity to connect to our global network through a world class facility. Our guests can also benefit from a range of destinations connected through this code-share by both the airlines, providing them with greater choice, convenience and a seamless travel experience.”

Mr. Ahmed Janahi, Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer, added:

“This codeshare reflects Gulf Air’s consistent drive to offer our customers attractive options to fly to popular travel destinations. With this agreement, we are not only increasing our flight frequencies to and from Muscat but also giving Muscat-based passengers an expanded range of connections with Gulf Air via Bahrain International Airport to various destinations across our network. On this occasion, we thank Oman Air for sharing our commitment and vision, which I am sure will allow us to continue to reinforce the longstanding relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Sultanate of Oman – helping strengthen tourism and commercial ties.”

Oman Air currently serves up to 55 destinations worldwide. The carrier operates direct international flights from Muscat to GCC region as well as the Middle East and Africa region. In addition, Oman Air flies to many destinations in the Indian Sub-Continent, Far and South East Asia and Europe and has codeshare agreements with a number of airline partners offering guests better connectivity and increased choice. Oman Air’s fleet consists 47 aircraft. By 2023, Oman Air’s total fleet size is expected to be around 70.

Bahrain’s national carrier currently serves 42 cities in 25 countries, spanning three continents, including Tbilisi, Georgia which was launched on 22nd June 2017. The airline operates double daily or more flights to ten regional cities, in addition to several destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and Europe, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport.

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