Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is pleased to announce that it has signed a codeshare agreement with EGYPTAIR, the national carrier of Egypt and one of the leading carriers in the MENA region. The codeshare agreement on flights between Muscat and Cairo was signed as part of both airlines’ commitment to work toward a strong restart for air travel to overcome the effects of the spread of Covid-19 on the aviation sector and to expand their destination offering to customers.
The agreement means that guests on both airlines can now benefit from a wider choice of destinations in both countries, and beyond—travellers from Muscat have easy access to EGYPTAIR domestic destinations – Sharm El-Sheikh, Luxor, Aswan, and Hurghada, as well as Casablanca (Morocco) on the airline’s international network; travellers from Cairo have easy access to popular Oman Air domestic destination Salalah as well as international destinations Karachi (Pakistan), Colombo (Sri Lanka), and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
Eng. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, Chief Executive Officer Oman Air said that the challenges facing all airlines since the onset of the pandemic have led to new strategic partnerships which ultimately create a stronger network ecosystem with more options for passengers. “EGYPTAIR has a remarkable, long-standing history in the MENA region and enjoys a strong international presence as a Star Alliance member. The codeshare agreement with Oman Air offers guests from Muscat more options for discovering Egypt, whether for business or leisure, and plays a vital role in the travel restart endeavours of both airlines.”
On the other hand, Pilot Amr Abu El-Enein, EGYPTAIR HOLDING Chairman & CEO, said that cooperation with partners is essential for sustainability during this critical period, therefore, signing this agreement between two partners with special attributes like EGYPTAIR & OMAN AIR will further add more benefits for both airlines’ customers. Capt. Amr added, “EGYPTAIR was the first airline in MENA to join IATA and our deep industry expertise has allowed us to successfully overcome many obstacles throughout our history.”
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Oman Air, the flagship company of the Sultanate of Oman’s Civil Aviation sector, commenced operations in 1993. Starting off as a regional airline, Oman’s national carrier has witnessed rapid growth in the years after it was established. Today, it is recognised as a major global airline connecting cities across the world to Oman. Oman Air has played a major role in making Muscat a leading traffic hub in the Middle East and supporting commercial, industrial and tourism activities.
The Oman Air fleet consists of modern, fuel-efficient aircraft with attractive, award-winning interiors. Ultra-modern in-flight service equipment is deployed on-board to improve safety and overall performance. Investment in new technology, planning and product innovation has propelled Oman Air to the forefront of the aviation industry.
Oman Air is certified as a Five Star Airline for the quality of its on-board product and staff service. The rating evaluates seats, amenities, food & beverages, IFE, cleanliness and more. The service rating is for both cabin staff and ground staff.
This year, the national carrier was once again voted the Middle East’s Leading Airline 2020: Business Class and Middle East’s Leading Airline 2020: Economy Class and the best airline for service to the Middle East and for providing the world’s best First Class experience.
Most recently, Oman Air earned a Five Star rating in the Major Airline category from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), a globally recognised organisation. This award was given to less than 10 per cent of the world’s airlines.
EGYPTAIR, the flag carrier of Egypt established in 1932, has taken the lead to be the first airline in the Middle East and Africa and the seventh in the world to join IATA. For more than 89 years, EGYPTAIR has been experiencing extraordinary growth and has become a treasured brand.
EGYPTAIR is a Star Alliance member since July 2008, reaching 1,300 airports in 191 countries is with the integrated efforts of 26 member carriers, EGYPTAIR has a key role in Star Alliance thanks to its enhanced network in the Middle East and as the northern gateway to Africa, Further, EGYPTAIR is a key player in Star Alliance new digital vision aiming to add seamless digital solutions to the customers for a more convenient travel standardized experience worldwide.