Oman Air continues to develop its route network and will be adding three new services in 2018 to Casablanca (Morocco) in June, Istanbul (Turkey) in July, and Moscow (Russia) in October.
The carrier said they are all part of its “strategic expansion plan, providing a streamlined global network that offers greater connectivity at our Muscat hub”.
Meanwhile, Oman Air has also received its first Boeing 737 MAX as part of its fleet expansion that will serve new routes it adds and the aircraft will service both domestic and short to medium international sectors.
Oman Air acting chief executive officer (CEO), Abdulaziz Al-Raisi said it is the first of 30 Boeing MAX aircraft on order and by the end of 2018 it will receive a total of five aircraft into the fleet. In June, Oman Air will also receive the first of three 787-9 Dreamliners on order.
Since taking over as acting CEO in October last year, Al-Raisi said the focus has been on bringing down operational costs without shrinking service offering or network growth.
The carrier has opened three new call centres in India, Kuala Lumpur and Romania – all of which operate 24 hours a day and supplements the Oman-based call centre.