Oman Air targets Africa for expansion of its networks

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, is reviewing its route network with a view to further expanding its destinations in Africa.

The airline already flies to Cairo in Egypt, Nairobi in Kenya, Zanzibar, and Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. Recently it has launched a four times weekly service to Casablanca in Morocco. The Network and Planning team is working hard to assess the viability of other new routes. Khartoum in Sudan is considered to be a potential addition. Considering the large number of Sudan migrants in Oman, Khartoum is a strong favourite to be amongst the new additions to Oman Air’s African network in 2019.

The African routes are already very popular with Oman Air guests and the airline has increased its summer schedule to Egypt recently from 10 flights a week to 12 due to the increased demand from the capital city Cairo. Oman Air launched its four times weekly service to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. It is one of the most dynamic cities in Africa with a vibrant cultural life, fabulous places to eat and exciting locations to visit.

The five times weekly service to the popular archipelago of Zanzibar has been an all-time favourite with holiday makers with its vivacious atmosphere and culture. Oman Air also flies five times a week to Dar Es Salaam the largest city and economic capital of Tanzania.

The most recent addition of Casablanca in Morocco demonstrates Oman Air’s commitment to expanding the network and its focus on the African market. The keen interest already shown in the route is a positive sign for its future success. As with the majority of new routes, Oman Air is attractive to both business and tourism traffic and aims to strengthen bilateral relations.