Oman Air to resume flights to Maldives

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is set to resume operations between Muscat and the Maldives in October.

Oman Air had been operating on and off direct flights from Muscat to Maldives since 2009, but had not operated any flights to the Maldives for a year citing falling revenue.

However, flights to the Maldives with Oman Air will recommence for the 2018-19 winter season from October 28.

The service will be operated by the new Boeing 737 aircraft, with flights from Muscat to Maldives operating on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and the flight from Maldives to Muscat will operate on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

“We are delighted to be resuming our Maldives route and look forward to welcoming our valued Oman Air guests on board our latest Boeing 737 aircraft. We thoroughly encourage our friends from Europe and the rest of our network, flying to the Maldives to stop over and explore Oman en route," Abdulaziz Al Raisi, CEO of Oman Air said.

"Our new Maldives service offers holidaymakers the perfect opportunity to explore Muscat, the metropolitan capital of Oman before escaping to the beautiful shores of the Maldives.”

The relaunch of the Maldives service comes at a time, as Oman Air recently started their flights to Istanbul in June with operations scheduled to Casablanca in July and Moscow in October. Oman Air continues to be recognised for its award winning on board experience; winning an array of industry awards to add to its growing collection.