2 June 2018

Oman Air begins new route from Muscat to Istanbul

Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, has begun a new daily flight from Muscat to the Turkish city of Istanbul. The inaugural flight, WY163, departed Muscat International Airport at 8.10 pm on June 1 after a cake-cutting ceremony at Oman Air’s exclusive First and Business class check-in lounge. 

Source: Oman Air. A Boeing 737-800 in Oman Air livery.
Source: Oman Air. A Boeing 737-800 in Oman Air livery.

The new route will be operated with a Boeing 737-800 and has a flight time of 5 hours and 25 minutes. Flight WY163 will arrive at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport at 12.25 am the next day. The return flight, WY164, will depart Istanbul each day at 1.25 am, arriving in Muscat at 7.25 am.

The new route between Oman and Turkey will strengthen the existing vibrant bilateral relations between the two countries. 

Oman Air is currently undergoing a fleet and network expansion programme which will see the airline operate up to 66 aircraft to 60 destinations by 2022.