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Oman Air increases flights to key Indian cities after gov't deal

National carrier says it is growing capacity to India by offering a total of 161 weekly flights, up from 126

Oman Air increases flights to key Indian cities after gov't deal

National carrier Oman Air has announced plans to grow its capacity to India by increasing weekly frequencies from 126 to 161 flights per week.

The growth in capacity follows the recently signed agreement between the Governments of Oman and India, where both sides agreed to increase the weekly seats, the airline said in a statement.

Effective from this month, Bombay, Delhi, Calicut and Hyderabad will be operated with 21 weekly flights each, and Lucknow with 14 weekly flights.

Paul Gregorowitsch, CEO of Oman Air, said: “India is a key destination for Oman Air and we are delighted to be offering thousands more guests the opportunity to travel between Oman and India (and beyond). 

"The demand for all 11 of our Indian destinations has always been high and the increased frequencies offer yet more choice and convenience to our guests."

He said the extended traffic entitlements will give a further boost to the tourism sector, prompting more tourists to visit Oman as well as India.

The growing commitment in India is part of Oman Air’s programme of fleet and network expansion which has included the delivery of new aircraft and the introduction of new destinations and products and services.

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