Oman Air has announced further expansion to its global network with a new destination in Iraq. The flights will operate from Oman Air’s hub in Muscat to Najaf, in Iraq with four weekly flights from 15 September 2016. This is Oman Air’s first destination in Iraq.
Boeing 737-800 aircraft will depart Muscat International Airport at 2.30pm and arrive at Najaf International Airport at 4.35pm. Return flights will depart Najaf International Airport at 7.50pm and arrive in Muscat at 11.40pm (all times quoted are local).
The launch of the new route is in response to airline's significant customer demand and also demonstrates Oman Air’s commitment to continuing an ambitious network expansion programme, first unveiled in 2014. Following the launch of the new route, Oman Air’s network will include 51 destinations in 28 countries. It is anticipated that the network will include 75 destinations by 2020.
Oman Air’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President Commercial, Abdulrahman Al Busaidy said: “Oman Air is undertaking an ambitious growth programme to develop our network and ensure international connectivity. We are committed to ensuring that our customers have greater choice and the opportunity to discover new destinations with Oman Air. We are therefore delighted to be launching this exciting new services to Najaf. As our first destination in Iraq, Najaf offers excellent potential for travellers visiting friends and family, and for pilgrims.”
Tickets for the new services are bookable online. Prices start from RO186 for a return economy seat to Najaf.