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Oman Air has announced it will start running four flights per week to Oman’s coastal town of Duqm, following the opening of the city’s new regional airport today
The sultanate’s flagship carrier will operate its Embraer E175 aircraft for the new domestic service, which will fly between Muscat and Duqm.
Oman Air acting CEO Salim Al Kindy said, “Our service to the new airport builds on the success of the charter service we have operated over the last year and underlines Oman Air’s commitment to supporting the development of domestic air travel in the sultanate.”
According to the national airline, Duqm is increasingly seen as an important industrial centre of Oman, following investments of approximately US$2bn which has encouraged the construction of quays, dry docks, roads, hotels, as well as the new airport.
“As a Special Economic Zone, Duqm is playing a vital role in Oman’s economic growth and Oman Air’s service will help to both facilitate business growth in the area and attract further investment,” explained Al Kindy.
Located on the central-eastern point of Oman, the opening of Duqm’s new airport will be marked with a celebration hosted by the city’s Special Economic Zone Authority and attended by officials from the Omani government and Oman Air officials.
Founded in 1993, Oman Air currently operates international flights from Muscat to multiple locations in the Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar, as well as locations further afield, such as India, Thailand, Malaysia, England, and Paris.