AVIATION & TRANSPORT

Oman Air, Saudi Arabian Airlines sign codeshare agreement

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

Oman Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) have signed a codeshare agreement covering services between Muscat and four destinations in Saudi Arabia. Effective last June 29, customers were 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, whilst 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 Madinah to Muscat, using Airbus 320 aircraft.

Aboudy Nasser, Senior Vice President Network and Revenue Management, at Oman Air, said: “I am delighted to announce that Oman Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement which covers flights between Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, and four destinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

“This new partnership will deliver even greater choice and convenience for customers of both airlines. Not only can tickets be simply booked via travel agents, www.omanair.com or www.saudiairlines.com, but customers of both airline can now access two complementary networks of exciting international destinations. Furthermore, Saudi Arabian Airlines shares Oman Air’s commitment to the highest standards of hospitality, service and onboard product, ensuring a consistently enjoyable passenger experience for all. It is a pleasure to be working alongside Saudi Arabian Airlines and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”

Khalid A. Albassam Vice President Network & Revenue Management at Saudi Arabian Airlines, added: “We are proud to be working in partnership with Oman Air, as a result of this codeshare agreement. There is a natural synergy between the national carriers of our respective countries and customers are sure to appreciate the increased choice and convenience that this codeshare offers.

“In addition to beautiful and fascinating domestic destinations, both Saudi Arabian Airlines and Oman Air offer access to very significant international networks, which will delight business and leisure travelers alike.”

The new codeshare agreement represents an important element of Oman Air’s strategy to increase the choice, convenience and connectivity that the airline offers its customers. In addition to expanding its network to approximately 75 destinations by 2020, Oman Air has entered into a number of codeshare partnerships, with various reputed international airlines.

Such agreements enable Oman Air’s customers to enjoy increased frequencies on a number of established routes, as well as access to a wide range of destinations in Asia, Australasia, Africa and Europe.

This article was first published by the Saudi Gazette on Aug. 2, 2016.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 2 August 2016 KSA 10:45 - GMT 07:45
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