Oman Air continues to announce its new destinations for 2007. The Inaugural flight to Karachi in Pakistan will take off on October 1. The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman will be recommencing its operations to Pakistan with flights 4 times a week to Karachi.
Oman Air Chief Executive Officer, Ziad Bin Karim Al Haremi said: “Oman Air is content to add once again Karachi, Pakistan's economic capital to its Network. This step is part of our strategic commitment to offer value services to the region. We are confident that adding this destination can effectively cater to the large number of the Pakistani community living in and out side of Pakistan, also will certainly offer an alternative travel option for our valued customers in Oman. We will be operating B737-700 and two-class service, with international standards of catering and entertainment in both business and economy.”
Mr. Al Haremi said that Oman Air Network would strengthen the bilateral economic relation by connecting the commercial and industrial city of Pakistan, Middle East, and Oman beside osther destinations within our rabidly expanding Network. He added that passengers of Pakistan would have access to the extensive route network of Oman Air connecting through the carrier’s hub Muscat to its other overseas international destinations.
Oman Air’s Corporate Communications and Media Department stated that Karachi is a mega city of some 14 million people. Located on the coast of the Arabian Sea, it is by far the largest city of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, original capital and cultural, economical, philantropic, educational, and political hub, as well as the largest port of the country.
They noted in conclusion that operations to Karachi would start officially on 1st October with frequency of four flights a week. Departure from Muscat Seeb International Airport will be at 11:20 arriving Karachi at 13:55 local time. Return flights will depart Karachi international airport at 14:45 and arrive Muscat at 15:15.