Oman Air welcomed VIPs, Travel agents and journalists aboard its celebratory inaugural flight from Muscat to Jakarta on Sunday 14th December 2014. The new service will be available from 12th December and will offer four flights per week aboard Oman Air’s award-winning Airbus A330s.
The inaugural flight was preceded by a cake-cutting ceremony at Oman Air’s First and Business Class check-in area at the Muscat International Airport. The event was attended by Chief Guest His Excellency Nasser Bin Khamis Al Jashmi, Under Secretary for the Ministry of Finance, who also joined the flight to Jakarta.
Oman Air’s Chief Operating Officer, Abdulrahaman Al-Busaidy, headed the Oman Air delegation and was scheduled to present the new route and its importance within Oman Air’s ambitious growth strategy at a planned press conference to be held in Jakarta.
Each guest on the inaugural flight was greeted with Oman Air’s acclaimed onboard hospitality, dining and inflight entertainment. The flight will also showcased the airline’s new Business Class seats designed by BE Aerospace. They offer a 17-inch personal monitor and a 77-inch long, fully lie-flat bed – one of the longest in the skies.
Following arrival at Jakarta’s Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, guests experienced the luxury accommodation offered by the Ritz Carlton Hotel Jakarta. This will include a glittering gala dinner at which Mr Al-Busaidy will lead celebrations for the new Muscat-Jakarta service, and will offer invaluable detail about what the future holds for the Omani national carrier. Throughout their three-day stay, guests will also be offered a range of tours and experiences which will give them a unique insight into what the huge diversity and natural beauty Indonesia offers for visitors.
The launch of the Jakarta service, together with that of the new service to Manila, marks the start of Oman Air’s latest ambitious programme of growth. This sees the airline’s fleet strength increase from 30 aircraft to around 50 over the next three years. The expanded fleet will enable Oman Air to offer customers a greater choice of destinations, increased frequencies on established routes and more convenient connections at Muscat International Airport. It will also offer unbeatable levels of comfort and amenity, building on Oman Air’s reputation for offering an outstanding passenger experience.
The new service builds on the powerful and long-standing cultural and economic links that have been established between Indonesia and the Sultanate of Oman. It will also give travellers from Indonesia the opportunity to enjoy Oman’s renowned hospitality, rich culture and unspoilt beauty. Furthermore, upon arrival in Muscat, they will be benefit from easy access to a wide range of outstanding destinations across the Middle East, East Africa and Europe via Oman Air’s expanding network.
Return flights between Muscat and Jakarta can be booked through your local travel agent, local Oman Air office or visiting www.omanair.com. Economy Class returns start from OMR 267 per person, with Business Class return starting from OMR 805. All fares quoted include taxes and charges, and are subject to availability.