Oman Air, Oman’s flagship airline, has modified its route network and flight schedule to adjust its destination lineup and flight frequencies to Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka as part of its plan to improve financial performance.
According to reports from the Khaleej Times, Oman Air added the Pakistani city of Sialkot to its network but announced the cancellation of flights to Islamabad, Lahore, Colombo, and Chittagong.
The airline has made the decision to reduce flight frequencies to particular locations on the Indian route while increasing capacity to two present destinations, Lucknow and Thiruvananthapuram.
SalamAir, based in Oman, declared in November 2023 that it would be starting flights again to five important Indian cities: Hyderabad, Calicut, Jaipur, Trivandrum, and Lucknow. These flights were halted”Due to the limitation of flight rights allocations to India.”
According to the Khaleej Times, due to their close proximity and the fact that a sizable South Asian diaspora works in the Arabian Gulf countries, air routes between the Gulf countries and the Indian Subcontinent are among the busiest.
Furthermore, according to Oman Air, three destinations—Trabzon in the summer and Zurich and Malé in the winter—will be offered on a seasonal basis, depending upon passenger traffic demand.
The Gulf carrier said, “Oman Air has also introduced measures to optimise its schedule, starting this summer. To better cater to the Omani market and serve key flows in and out of Oman, flight times have been revised for several of its destinations, with emphasis on more favourable slots to offer greater convenience for direct passengers and maximise connection windows.”
The airline announced that it will adopt a strategy to adjust to shifting market conditions and possibilities to provide the greatest possible advantages for the national economy and social goals.