Middle East Growth For AirAsia Group

Southeast Asian low cost carrier giant AirAsia group has outlined its plans for expansion in the Middle East. Kuala Lumpur-based AirAsia X and Bangkok-based Thai AirAsia X have announced new routes from their respective hubs to Tehran, with the latter also introducing new flights to Muscat.   The Iranian Connection Following the easing of sanctions … Continue reading

Oman Air To Grow In Far East With Jakarta, Manila Flights

Oman Air is embarking on growth in the Far East with the announcement of plans to launch services to Jakarta and Manila from December 2014. The Muscat-based carrier is set to receive the first of 24 new aircraft on-order, boosting its flight operations and ambitions to become a significant player in the competitive Gulf region. … Continue reading

Oman Air To Begin Muscat – Zurich Flights

*Update* Oman Air has pushed back the commencement of its Muscat – Switzerland service. The inaugural flight will now take place on 2 December 2011 instead of 30 October 2011 as previously announced.   Oman Air has announced that it will launch flights to Zurich, its sixth European destination, from 30 October 2011. The Muscat-based airline … Continue reading

Etihad To Launch Flights To Maldives

Etihad Airways has announced it will launch nonstop flights between its Abu Dhabi base and the Maldives later this year. Subject to government approval, the national airline of the UAE will operate a daily return service from 1 November 2011 to coincide with the start of the busy northern winter travel period, adding 1,904 seats to the upscale leisure … Continue reading

Oman Air Expands To Milan

Muscat-based Oman Air has launched services from the Omani capital to Milan, its 9th new route this year and the 41st destination to its network. The inaugural flight was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute at Malpensa Airport yesterday and celebrated with cake-cutting ceremonies attended by airport officials and airline executives.   Flight WY … Continue reading