VIPs and journalists were welcomed aboard Oman Air’s inaugural flight from Muscat to Manila on December 2. The new service will offer three flights per week aboard Oman Air’s Airbus A330s.
A cake-cutting ceremony was held at Oman Air’s First and Business class check-in area at the Muscat International Airport to commemorate the inaugural flight, under the aegis of Sayyid Bader Bin Hamad Al Busaidy, secretary general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Each guest on the inaugural flight had the opportunity to enjoy Oman Air’s award-winning onboard service, dining and in-flight entertainment. They also experienced the airline’s internationally-acclaimed Business Class seats. These were named at the Skytrax World Airline Awards as World’s Best Business Class Airline Seats for two years running. They offer a 17-inch personal monitor and a 77-inch long, fully lie-flat bed—one of the longest in the skies.
The guests were joined by Oman Air’s chief executive officer, Paul Gregorowitsch, who was on hand to discuss the new route. He also described the importance of the Manila service within Oman Air’s ambitious growth strategy.
Upon arrival in Manila, an exciting program of events, including a gala dinner, introduced guests to the “dynamic” city of Manila and give them invaluable insights into what the future holds for the Omani national carrier.
The launch of the Manila service marks the start of Oman Air’s latest ambitious program of growth. This sees the airline’s fleet strength increase from 30 aircraft to around 50 over the next three years. The expanded fleet will enable Oman Air to offer customers a greater choice of destinations, increased frequencies on established routes and more convenient connections at Muscat International Airport.
Following the launch of the new service, travelers from the Philippines will have the opportunity to enjoy Oman’s renowned hospitality and natural beauty. Alternatively, upon arrival in Muscat, they will benefit from a wide range of outstanding onward connections to destinations across the Middle East, East Africa and Europe.
Return flights between Muscat and Manila can be booked through your local travel agent, by contacting your local Oman Air office or by visiting www.omanair.com. Economy Class returns are priced from OMR 315 per person, with Business Class returns starting from OMR 890. All fares quoted include taxes and charges, and are subject to availability.