Oman Air in a Serious Iran Expansion

Oman Air is increasing the flights from Muscat to Tehran as of 13th March 2016. Initially the flights will increase from today’s 11  to 14 weekly. From 1st June 2016 the flights will further increase, making it three daily flights. The flights are operated by a mix of E175s and B738s, however as of 1st August 2016 it will fully be operated by B738s. When comparing today’s and the 1st August 2016 seat capacity we can note a 90% increase.

Oman and Iran share close ties, and Iran sees Oman as a more secure economic partner than the other Persian Gulf Arabs. This has resulted in even closer relations after the nuclear deal.

Oman Air has previously announced its plans to start flights to Mashhad and Shiraz is currently evaluated as a new possible destination. Currently, Oman Air has even calculated that they could carry out 50 weekly flights to Iran. Last year, Kish Air launched flights from Kish and Shiraz to Muscat, and Qeshm Air is soon set to start flights from Qeshm to Muscat.

Oman Air is also seeking a deeper cooperation with Iran Air, starting with codeshare flights.

 

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