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Oman Air opens reservation for Moscow service

Date: 13 May 2018
Oman Air opens reservation for Moscow service

Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, commences its new daily flight from Muscat to Moscow - the capital of Russia on October 28, 2018. The airline is currently focused on its dynamic programme of route and fleet expansion.

The new service will follow the launch of new routes to Istanbul and Casablanca in June and July respectively. Oman Air opened reservation for its planned service to Russia announced by the airline earlier this year. This comes in tandem with the recent announcement made by the Royal Oman Police (ROP) affirming that citizens of Iran, Russia and China have been added to the list of nationalities that can enter the Sultanate on a tourist visa without a local sponsor.

The new daily flight to Moscow Domodedovo Airport will be operated by a Boeing 737 MAX 8 with an estimated flight time of 5 hours and 55 minutes, offering 12 seats in Business Class and 150 in Economy. Flight WY181 will depart Muscat daily at 14.00, arriving to Moscow at 18.55 local time. And the return flight WY182 will depart Moscow at 00.55, arriving into the award-winning new passenger terminal at Muscat International Airport, at 07.35.

The route will be the only non-stop operation between Oman and Russia benefitting both business and leisure travellers, in addition to offering seamless connections via Oman Air hub to destinations across the globe. The sprawling city of Moscow is a mixture of historical and contemporary sights.

Next month, Oman Air will also receive the first of its three 787 - 9 Dreamliner on order, which features a three class configuration. Oman Air, the Sultanate’s award-winning national airline unveiled the new First Class Private Suite of its Dreamliner on the opening day of the Arabian Travel Market 2018.

About Domodedovo airport:

DME or Domodedovo airport is located in the South of Moscow and can be reached easily by rail or road. DME is the 12th busiest airport in Europe and it serves 30 million people a year. About 80 airlines operate out of DME. The airport was officially opened on April 7, 1962.

It is surrounded by hotels where travellers and tourists can have a nap, take a shower or have a rest. Duty free zone and spa areas make the waiting period more pleasant. The airport inside provides free Internet access; people can go to a cinema and even to an Art Gallery right in the airport. The Art Gallery project is supported by many Russian painters. If you find yourself interested in Soviet-time aviation – welcome to the airport museum that collects a number of photos and gives an idea of how the airport looked like in the 1960s when it was just constructed. (Source: Internet)

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