Last week, Oman Air launched new direct summer season flights from Muscat to Alexandria in Egypt.
Commenting on the news was chief commercial officer, Oman Air, Paul Starrs: “The commencement of our new Alexandria service is another significant step forward for the airline. These flights will be operated on a seasonal service basis during the summer schedule of 2019. We are encouraged with the strong forward bookings and are confident our new services into Alexandria will be successful.”
Representing the airline’s 53rd destination, Alexandria is Egypt’s second-largest city and is a vital economic and industrial centre. The destination boasts 30km of pristine coastline and is rich in cultural heritage.
Enthusing on the new route was CEO, Oman Air, Abdulaziz Al-Raisi: “We are pleased to be offering direct services into the beautiful city of Alexandria, Egypt’s most important seaport, where more than 70 per cent 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.”
He concluded: “Oman shares an excellent bilateral relation with Egypt, and this new route will further strengthen it. We are confident the sizeable Egyptian diaspora in Oman, consisting of investors and business communities, as well as residents and citizens of Oman, will find the addition of this second destination to Egypt, a welcomed addition to our expanding network.”