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New route from Manchester to Muscat launches in May

Oman Air is launching three new routes from May 1, including a direct daily service from Manchester, UK to Muscat in Oman.

The middle eastern airline is also launching a four-weekly service from Muscat to Nairobi, Kenya and a daily direct service between Salalah and Calicut in India. These flights will take place on the Boeing 787. The new schedule will see a number of flight changes:

Flights from Muscat to Frankfurt will now depart in the early morning, rather in the afternoon, which will enable passengers to take advantage of connecting flights with Lufthansa to 59 additional destinations in  the US and Europe.  In Frankfurt and Munich, Oman Air will relocate to the Lufthansa Terminals (1 and satellite 2) and offer premium customers access to the Lufthansa lounges.  Oman Air’s Frankfurt and Munich services will now carry a Lufthansa code share.

The service from Muscat to Chittagong, Bangladesh, will increase from four times to six times per week, while the frequency of flights to Hyderabad, India, will increase from twice to thrice daily.

From June 25, Oman Air will increase the capacity on its Bangkok (three per day) and Kuala Lumpur (two per day) services. Special codeshare agreements have also been agreed with Lufthansa and United Airlines for North Atlantic traffic.