Oman Air to start Nepal flights

Oman Air Tuesday became the 27th international airline to launch flights to Kathmandu. The inaugural flight of Oman Air landed at Tribhuvan International Airport at 17:05 hrs.The airline will link Omani capital of Muscat to Kathmandu four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with new generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft.Philippe Georgiou, chief officer corporate affairs, who was onboard the inaugural flight, said the operation of flight on Muscat-Kathmandu sector would give a new boost to the Nepali tourism industry and the upcoming Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign.Oman Air has redefined the whole experience of flying and with the launch of this new service, travelers on this popular route will now have the choice of one of the world’s favorite airlines,Georgiou told a press meet on Wednesday.Amravati Travels is the general sales agent (GSA) of Oman Air in Kathmandu.
Oman Air is very happy to add Kathmandu, the most awaited destination, to its network. There is the strong demand for flights from Nepali nationals who work in Oman and we are pleased to support this growth with our new services, Peter Hill, chief executive officer of Oman Air, said in a statement.Kathmandu is the 40th destination in the Oman Air network and the airline will offer business and economy class cabins in the aircraft. Oman Air is the flagship carrier of the Sultanate of Oman. Founded in 1993, the airline has witnessed massive growth and has played a major role in making Muscat an important traffic hub in the Middle East. The airline currently operates direct flights from Muscat to Gulf destinations, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Malaysia, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. It flies to 10 destinations in India. The Muscat-based airline also flies to the United Kingdom, Germany and France. It started flying to Tanzania in June and plans to begin flights to Milan of Italy within 2010.Oman Air is the first international airline to offer both mobile telephony and internet connectivity on board its flights. The airline has entered into code-sharing partnership with Malaysia, opening up more international destinations to their customers.

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