Oman Air expanding Bangkok route

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The national carrier of Oman, Oman Air, is ramping up the frequency of its non-stop Muscat-Bangkok service due to high demand on the route, the Times of Oman reported.

“We are experiencing great demand on this route as well so that we had to increase the flights from 12 to 14 a week,” the carrier’s CEO Wayne Pearce was quoted as saying by the paper.

“We are in the process of evaluating plans to buy more aircraft such as A300s and Boeing 737s to meet the demand. Part of our growth strategy is to extend our destinations to 50 from the current 42,” Pearce said.

In the meantime, the airline is negotiating to lease two Airbus 330 jetliners for its long-haul flights to add to its current seven A330s, before the six Boeing 787 Dreamliners it has ordered begin to roll into its fleet in 2015.

With the extra capacity from the leased A330s, Oman Air plans to add 2-4 more flights a week on the Muscat-Bangkok route, according to Oman Air’s chief commercial officer Abdulrazaq Alraisi.

For the first 10 months of 2012, Oman Air’s operation in Thailand recorded a 37 per cent rise in revenue and carried 45 per cent more passengers with a seat factor of 86 per cent, Ahmed Hazeem Al Balushi, the airline’s district sales manager, told the Bangkok Post.

The airline plans to maintain the pace next year with a 40 per cent increase in revenue, 60 per cent increase in passenger volume and a 90 per cent seat factor.

Passenger traffic is increasing between the Thai and Omani capitals as more Omanis come to Thailand for medical, leisure and business purposes, while more Thais are visiting Oman thanks to visa-on-arrival convenience.

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The national carrier of Oman, Oman Air, is ramping up the frequency of its non-stop Muscat-Bangkok service due to high demand on the route, the Times of Oman reported.

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The national carrier of Oman, Oman Air, is ramping up the frequency of its non-stop Muscat-Bangkok service due to high demand on the route, the Times of Oman reported.

“We are experiencing great demand on this route as well so that we had to increase the flights from 12 to 14 a week,” the carrier’s CEO Wayne Pearce was quoted as saying by the paper.

“We are in the process of evaluating plans to buy more aircraft such as A300s and Boeing 737s to meet the demand. Part of our growth strategy is to extend our destinations to 50 from the current 42,” Pearce said.

In the meantime, the airline is negotiating to lease two Airbus 330 jetliners for its long-haul flights to add to its current seven A330s, before the six Boeing 787 Dreamliners it has ordered begin to roll into its fleet in 2015.

With the extra capacity from the leased A330s, Oman Air plans to add 2-4 more flights a week on the Muscat-Bangkok route, according to Oman Air’s chief commercial officer Abdulrazaq Alraisi.

For the first 10 months of 2012, Oman Air’s operation in Thailand recorded a 37 per cent rise in revenue and carried 45 per cent more passengers with a seat factor of 86 per cent, Ahmed Hazeem Al Balushi, the airline’s district sales manager, told the Bangkok Post.

The airline plans to maintain the pace next year with a 40 per cent increase in revenue, 60 per cent increase in passenger volume and a 90 per cent seat factor.

Passenger traffic is increasing between the Thai and Omani capitals as more Omanis come to Thailand for medical, leisure and business purposes, while more Thais are visiting Oman thanks to visa-on-arrival convenience.

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