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Oman Air, Saudia sign new codeshare agreement

Gulf airlines ink deal covering services between Muscat and four destinations in Saudi Arabia

Oman Air, Saudia sign new codeshare agreement

Oman Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement covering services between Muscat and four destinations in Saudi Arabia.

The airlines said in a statement that passengers are able to book flights through either airline for services between Muscat and Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah, or Madinah.

Oman Air operates double-daily flights between Muscat and Riyadh, double-daily flights between Muscat and Jeddah, up to two flights per day between Muscat and Dammam and daily flights between Muscat and Madinah.

The airline deploys Boeing 737s on services to Riyadh, Dammam and Madinah, while B737s, Airbus 300s, and Boeing 787 Dreamliners are deployed on services to Jeddah.

Saudi Arabian Airlines operates regular flights throughout the week from Riyadh, Jeddah, and Medina to Muscat, using Airbus 320 aircraft.

Aboudy Nasser, senior vice president Network and Revenue Management, Oman Air said: "This new partnership will deliver even greater choice and convenience for customers of both airlines. It is a pleasure to be working alongside Saudi Arabian Airlines and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership."

In addition to plans to expand its network to 75 destinations by 2020, Oman Air said it has entered into a number of codeshare partnerships.

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