Oman: Oman Air starts daily Dreamliner flights to Frankfurt

Oman Air, the sultanate's national carrier, will be flying daily to German city of Frankfurt on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner from its hub in Muscat starting from tomorrow (October 25).

Oman Air’s CEO Paul Gregorowitsch said with this move Oman Air has become the only airline to offer direct, non-stop flights between Muscat and Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, London, Milan and Zurich.

“Frankfurt is one of Oman Air’s most important international destinations and we are delighted to offer customers on this route an early opportunity to experience our wonderful new Dreamliner aircraft.

The direct flights depart Muscat at 2pm and arrive in Frankfurt at 6.45pm. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, the return flights will take off from Frankfurt at 8.20pm and land in Muscat at 6am, while the flights on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays will leave Frankfurt at 9.35pm and arrive in Muscat at 7.15am.

“Oman Air’s Dreamliners offer extraordinary levels of style and comfort for our long haul passengers. Their unique technology and innovative engineering have ensured that the aircraft has fast become an icon of 21st Century air travel. Together with Oman Air’s superb new cabins and seating, and our legendary Omani hospitality, it will offer our customers a tremendous passenger experience,” remarked Gregorowitsch.

The Boeing B787 Dreamliner is the first commercial aircraft to utilise carbon composites in its airframe manufacture.

It is lighter and uses 20 per cent less fuel than similarly-sized aircraft. It also offers greater range, produces fewer In addition, its spacious cabins include large, electronically-dimmable windows that provide more natural light and improved views, even for those sitting in central seats, said the airline in a statement.

Gregorowitsch said Oman Air had initially ordered six Dreamliners, with the first two being delivered this autumn. Four more will follow before the end of 2018.

The carrier’s expansion of its long haul fleet is part of a broader fleet and network expansion programme, currently underway. This will see Oman Air operate 25 wide-body and 45 narrow-body aircraft by 2020, he added.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK