Oman Airports has announced that from October 31, 2021, Air France will offer regular direct services from Paris to Muscat.
The new route will run three times weekly and will be operated by Air France’s fleet of modern Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, providing 279 seats in three travel classes (Business, Premium Economy and Economy).
The flights will facilitate an important link between the two capital cities. Oman and France have strong cultural and economic ties that have been built up over centuries, and the introduction of direct flights is set to further strengthen their bond while providing more choice and connectivity to business and leisure travellers in both directions.
France represents a key market for Oman, and pre-COVID, a total of 68,000 visitors were recorded in 2019 alone.
Meanwhile, Paris will be the ideal option for Omanis looking to enjoy its culture and many sights. Travellers from Oman will be able to access a broad route network across Europe and over the Atlantic to North and South America from Paris, operated not only by Air France but its partner airlines in the SkyTeam Alliance.
Chief commercial officer, Oman Airports, Shk. Samer Al Nabhani enthused on the development: “Muscat Airport has continued to recover strongly in recent months and this exciting news builds on this growth and reinforces the strong links between Oman and France. We look forward to welcoming Air France to Muscat in October.”