Oman Air has announced its global expansion with commencing flights to Najaf, Iraq, from the month of September this year. This is Oman Air’s first destination in Iraq, and the carrier will operate the flights aboard Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Flights will depart Muscat International Airport at 14.30 and arrive at Najaf International Airport at 16.35. Return flights will depart Najaf International Airport at 19.50 and arrive in Muscat at 23.40.
The launch of the new route is in response to airline's significant customer demand and also demonstrates Oman Air’s commitment to continuing its ambitious network expansion program. In addition, the service will further help to strengthen political, economic and social links between Oman and Iraq.
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.
Commenting on the new services, Oman Air’s deputy chief executive officer and executive vice president commercial Abdulrahman Al Busaidy said, “Oman Air is undertaking an ambitious growth program 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 service to Najaf. As our first destination in Iraq, Najaf offers excellent potential for travellers visiting friends and family, and for pilgrims.”
Ticket prices start from OR186 ($481.4) for a return economy seat to Najaf, and tickets can be booked online.