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#1 Sandeep G

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 03:05 PM

Obviously Gulf Air's loads outta KUL to Muscat must be doing well enough for Oman to consider this expansion. Possibly one of the new carriers MAHB has been talking about?

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Oman Air to pursue long-haul expansion

Tuesday December 12, 2006

Oman Air management presented a five-year business plan that includes expansion into long-haul services to its board and the country's Ministry of National Economy, according to CEO Ziad Karim Al-Haremi.

"We're looking to develop a network spanning 42 destinations, of which 11 [would be] long-haul," he told ATWOnline in Kuwait recently, adding that the carrier is aiming to commence its first long-haul flights in fall 2008.

Oman Air plans to introduce three long-haul aircraft into its fleet in 2008 and an additional two in 2009. "We're seeking aircraft with 230/240-seat capacity, which leaves us initially only with the A330 and in a later stage maybe the 787 when it comes," noted Al-Haremi, who was appointed acting CEO in September 2005 and confirmed as permanent CEO in October. According to insiders, the carrier also is considering the 767-300ER or dash 400ER. Its first long-haul aircraft will be leased.

Al-Haremi said long-haul destinations could include London, Paris, Stockholm, Zurich, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Bangkok for outbound traffic. The airline, in which the Oman government holds a 34% stake, presently operates 10 aircraft: Three 737-700s, three dash 800s and four ATRs. It will phase out two ATRs by the end of 2008. It is scheduled to receive two new 737-800s in May 2007 and March 2008 and recently decided to take in an additional dash 800 next year. "We will lease the latter," he said. "We need it to support our rapid growth."

The carrier recently launched thrice-weekly service from its Muscat hub to Amman. In May it will commence flights to Damascus and Teheran and in June it will add two new points in India and increase frequencies to its existing Indian destinations under a new bilateral between India and Oman.

Oman Air carried 931,753 passengers in the first nine months of the year, up 10% over the previous year, with a load factor of 75%.


by Cathy Buyck


Source: ATW Online 12-Dec-06

Edited by Sandeep G, 12 December 2006 - 03:06 PM.


#2 Pieter C.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 08:12 PM

QUOTE(Sandeep G @ Dec 12 2006, 08:05 AM) View Post
Oman Air to pursue long-haul expansion


Oman Air Boosts Capital To Acquire Planes

March 1, 2007
Oman Aviation Services, which operates Oman Air, approved a measure on Wednesday to nearly quadruple its capital to 50 million rials (USD$129.9 million) to expand operations and acquire new planes.

Oman Air CEO Ziad Karim al-Haremi said the airline will name a consultant to draw up a strategic plan for the airline that will include fleet expansion.

"The additional funds will be used for expanding our operation," Haremi told reporters. "The government wants the airline to be a vehicle to bring in more tourists."

"The ideal plane for our operation is an aircraft with 230-240 seats," he said, without elaborating.

Haremi was speaking after a shareholders' meeting ratified the capital increase from 13.28 million rials through a placement by the Gulf Arab state's government.

Oman's national carrier has said it is planning to operate long-haul routes, necessitating the purchase of wide-bodied aircraft, to expand in a region which is home to some of the world's fastest growing airlines, such as Emirates and Qatar Airways.

Oman Air, which flies to destinations in the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent, is planning to add flights to Lucknow and Jaipur this year.

"Our earlier plan to fly to Tehran and Damascus has been put on hold for the time being," Haremi said.

Oman Air's fleet consists of six Boeing 737s and four ATR 42-500s.

(Reuters)

Couldn't those 230-240 seaters be 332's or 772's ??? huh.gif


#3 Izanee

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:24 AM

From Khaleej Times online:

Direct Oman Air flight to Kuala Lumpur in May
By our correspondent

2 February 2008




MUSCAT Oman Air will launch direct flights to Kuala Lumpur in May, it has been announced following talks between senior civil aviation officials of the two countries in the Malaysian capital last week. Kuala Lumpur will be the Omani national carrier's second destination in the Far East it introduced service to Bangkok recently.


"Malaysia is an ideal place for family tourism as statistics for the last four months of 2007 show that the number of the Omani holidaymakers who visited Malaysia reached 19,000," Ziyad bin Kareem al Harmi, Oman Air's Chief Executive, said.

He added the airline would launch more new destinations to provide direct access for passengers to cities around the world.


Edited by Izanee, 22 February 2008 - 12:25 AM.


#4 jani

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:49 AM

I really like all this. Seems that KLIA is doing a good job.

#5 zeqa

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 03:37 AM

I've been to Muscat airport using Emirates. Very unique and has no aerobridge.

#6 Pieter C.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:41 AM

QUOTE(Izanee @ Feb 21 2008, 06:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Direct Oman Air flight to Kuala Lumpur in May


Days of flights already known ? huh.gif
767's I suppose...

#7 Izanee

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 06:05 AM

Pieter, I don't know any more than is on the website. I would think its 767 or 738...can the 738s fly that far though?

#8 Yeung H

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 06:31 PM

BKK flight is operated by B738 initially at the launching of the route and transfer to B763 sometime in future.
I think KUL would be the same as well.
we would see B738 first and progressively change to B763 when the demand is there.


#9 Pieter C.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:10 AM

QUOTE(Yeung H @ Feb 22 2008, 12:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
BKK flight is operated by B738 initially at the launching of the route and transfer to B763 sometime in future.
we would see B738 first and progressively change to B763 when the demand is there.


AFAIK they operate a 762 ex Malev...


#10 PC Yuen

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:39 PM

Why KLIA isn't getting any new European airlines?

#11 Pieter C.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 06:10 PM

Maybe, because MH not a member of Alliance ? huh.gif

Lack of connectivity from member Alliance airlines in that case...

#12 Nick R.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 07:36 PM

So..no more golden falcon?

#13 Seth K

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:09 PM

I tot BA coming.........
Let's not talk about European airlines, what ANA? When are they going to fly to KUL?

#14 jani

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:19 PM

Yea, BA is supposed to come again.

I read on airliners.net that their website already had KUL on its timetables for testing purposes or something.

#15 jani

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:20 PM

Check out their new livery:

http://www.flightglo...or-incense.html

#16 Yusoff

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:07 PM

Whoaa... Stunning by million miles compared to the old one... very 'airy' and 'breezy' too. maybe due to the 'cool' colors combination used... love it!

edit: Simon, wont you love to get a first hand on its 1/400 model? hihihi.... biggrin.gif

Edited by Yusoff, 26 February 2008 - 12:09 PM.


#17 Pieter C.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 04:27 AM

Oman Air To Fly To 40 Destinations By End 2009

March 3, 2009
State carrier Oman Air will fly to 40 destinations by the end of 2009 after taking delivery of nine new Boeing and Airbus aircraft, its CEO said on Tuesday.

Peter Hill said the airline had already taken delivery of one Boeing 737-800 and would take delivery of four 737-800s and four Airbus A330-300s in the coming months, all as part of previously announced deals.

"Our current fleet is 15, with the new deliveries it will go up to 23 by the end of 2009. With new aircraft we plan to fly to new destinations in Europe and Asia," he said in an interview at an aviation conference in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

"We were a regional carrier until recently but now we are developing our new route structure. New destinations this year include Paris, Frankfurt, Colombo and Maldives. Next year we plan to add some other destinations such as Kuala Lumpur. But by end 2009, we will fly to 40 destinations," he said.

Oman Air will also receive three A330-300s in 2011 and six B787s in 2012, he said.

The airline is owned 92 percent by the Oman government and 8 percent by prominent investors in Oman. There are no plans to divest any shareholding in the near term, he said.

Oman Air carried 2 million passengers in 2008 compared with 1.6 million passengers the previous year.

"We should be pushing up to 2.3 million or 2.4 million passengers in 2009 simply because we are expanding to new destinations," Hill said.

"No doubt, 2009 will be a tough year but this region is not so badly affected. A lot of the market in Oman is captive because we are the main carrier," he said.

Revenues are expected to rise in 2008 over the previous year, he said, declining to give specific figures.

Cargo business accounts for a meagre 2 percent of the airline's total revenues, he said but is expected to rise to at least 12 percent over the coming five years.

(Reuters)


#18 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 05:38 AM

In another news, Oman Air remains positive towards starting service into KUL next year.

Oman Air says to fly to 40 destinations by end-09
Tue Mar 3, 2009 4:14pm

http://in.reuters.co...lBrandChannel=0


* To fly to Paris, Frankfurt, Colombo, Maldives in 2009

* Eyes flights to Kuala Lumpur in 2010

* To have 23-plane fleet by end-2009 - CEO

* No plans to divest any shareholding in near-term

* Sees 2009 passenger numbers at around 2.3-2.4 mln

ABU DHABI, March 3 (Reuters) - State carrier Oman Air will fly to 40 destinations by the end of 2009 after taking delivery of nine new Boeing (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and Airbus (EAD.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) aircraft, its CEO said on Tuesday. Peter Hill said the airline had already taken delivery of one Boeing 737-800 and would take delivery of four B737-800s and four Airbus A330-300s in the coming months, all as part of previously announced deals. "Our current fleet is 15, with the new deliveries it will go up to 23 by the end of 2009. With new aircraft we plan to fly to new destinations in Europe and Asia," he told Reuters in an interview at an aviation conference in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

"We were a regional carrier until recently but now we are developing our new route structure. New destinations this year include Paris, Frankfurt, Colombo and Maldives. Next year we plan to add some other destinations such as Kuala Lumpur. But by end 2009, we will fly to 40 destinations," he said.

Oman Air will also receive three A330-300s in 2011 and six B787's in The airline is owned 92 percent by the Oman government and 8 percent by prominent investors in Oman. There are no plans to divest any shareholding in the near term, he said.

Oman Air carried 2 million passengers in 2008 compared with 1.6 million passengers the previous year.

"We should be pushing up to 2.3 million or 2.4 million passengers in 2009 simply because we are expanding to new destinations," Hill said.

"No doubt, 2009 will be a tough year but this region is not so badly affected. A lot of the market in Oman is captive because we are the main carrier," he said.

Revenues are expected to rise in 2008 over the previous year, he said, declining to give specific figures.

Cargo business accounts for a meagre 2 percent of the airline's total revenues, he said but is expected to rise to at least 12 percent over the coming five years. (Reporting by Stanley Carvalho; editing by Simon Jessop)

Oman Air raised eyebrows recently with the revelation of their new premium cabin...

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... not too long after revealing their new beautiful 'stylized incense' (kemenyan) livery.

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Will we ever see this airline in KUL?

#19 Mushrif A

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 06:55 PM

That Oman Air F seat is a GF copy.

#20 nastar

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:07 AM

From the GDS shown that RJ 1st flight to/from KUL will be on 02Jun10. 3x weekly.

Oman Air (WY) also will launch flight to/from KUL on 02May. 4x weekly.
1 WY 824 57 KUL MCT 0810 1040 0 332 6:30
2 WY 822 13 KUL MCT 1430 1700 0 332 6:30

WY District Sales Manager for KUL has been appointed (who was the ex/Sales Manager from one of GCC carriers based in KUL).
WY key people is now in KUL recruiting people for Town Office & Airport Operation..




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