Oman Air passenger traffic in Malaysia up 46 percent
MUSCAT: Oman Air’s market share in Malaysia continues to grow with figures showing a 46 percent rise on passenger traffic in 2016 compared to 2015 after the airline doubled its weekly flights between Muscat and Kuala Lumpur.
With 14 flights a week, the 90,000 passenger traffic in 2015 rose to over 132,000 in 2016, according to Muscat’s state-owned airline.
The increase was also attributed to Oman Air’s code-share partnership with Malaysia Airlines, connecting their guests to an even wider range of destinations across Malaysia, China and Australia.
Oman Air CEO Paul Gregorowitsch underscored their gains in the oil-rich Asian country during a recent visit to Kuala Lumpur where he met with the media & other industry stakeholders. In India, Gregorowitsch said Oman’s open sky air service agreement with the country resulted to a number of new routes and more flights.
The airline now serves 21 weekly flights to Delhi , Calicut and Hyderabad and 14 flights a week to Lucknow. Last month, Oman Air introduced a third daily flight from Mumbai to Muscat, raising the overall weekly frequency of flights to India from 154 to 161.
In Zurich, the CEO said the airline’s new codeshare agreement with Germany’s Lufthansa Airline resulted to more daily flights from Muscat to Geneva via Frankfurt.
“We look forward to building on our strong relationship with these nations for many more years to come and to boosting the economic and tourism prospects between our countries,” said Gregorowitsch.