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Oman Air increases free baggage allowance

Oman's national carrier makes move for passengers on all 34 destinations.

Oman Air has announced an increase in its free baggage allowance on all 34 of its globally destinations, it was reported on Tuesday.

The new allowances are 30kg for Economy Class passengers, 40kg for Business Class passengers and 50kg for First Class passengers, Times of Oman reported.

In addition, premium members of Oman Air’s frequent flyer programme will continue to receive additional allowances of 20kg for Gold members and 15kg for Silver members, the paper said.

Abdulrazaq Al Raisi, senior manager sales, Oman Air, told the paper: “This increase in Oman Air’s general baggage allowance is an advancement to meet the growing demands of our passengers. At a time when other airlines are limiting their baggage allowance and introducing fees for seat selections we are committed to putting our customers first.

“By increasing our baggage allowances at a time we are introducing new routes, new aircraft with new cabin features, we are showing our determination to invest in the total passenger experience and ensure that Oman Air is the airline of choice for all.”

Oman Air’s announcement of its increase in general baggage allowances follows the launch of new routes to Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Colombo and Male, in the Maldives.

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