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HM The Sultan Arrives in Kuwait

Kuwaiti diplomat: Omani Sultan’s Kuwait visit indicative of strong ties

UAE President holds dinner banquet at Qasr Al Watan in honour of Sultan Haitham bin Tariq

UAE President receives Sultan of Oman upon arrival in UAE on state visit

Oman and UAE: Fraternal Bonds, Strategic Relations and Economic Partnership

OIA Announces Social Investment Policy, Launches “Qimam” Platform

POPS Supervisory Committee Holds First Meeting in 2024

Bank Muscat’s Sayyarati Auto Finance Option Comes with the Best Financing Facilities for Customers

“Ooredoo Oman Welcomes Khawla Al-Amiri as Chief People Officer, Reinforcing Commitment to Local Leadership Empowerment”

Bank Muscat Launches EAGLEs Programme: A Pioneering Leadership Engagement Across Branch Network

“Forging Tomorrow: A Global Imperative for Advanced AI Infrastructure”

“High-Paying Careers in Artificial Intelligence: Securing Your Future in the Evolving Job Market”

HM The Sultan Issues Two Royal Decrees

Unlocking New Horizons for Entrepreneurs: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Royal Army of Oman Celebrates Passing Out of Officer Cadets, University Officers

HM The Sultan Offers Condolences on the Death of Kuwaiti Emir

HM The Sultan Gives Audience to Business People in India

HH Sayyid Theyazin Conveys HM The Sultan’s Greetings to Russian President

First Muscat Dialogue Sessions Begin

Oman and Switzerland Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation with Multiple Memoranda of Understanding

Empowering Coastal Women in Oman: “Mina” Project Unveiled

Information Minister Affirms Keenness to Strengthen Communication with International Media Institutions

“Oman’s Education and Innovation Drive: Sultan Haitham’s Vision”

UAE Space Agency launches National Space Academy to develop national cadres

HM The Sultan Presides over 8th Term Convening of Council of Oman

Selecting Topics Phase Launched of “Together we Make Progress” Forum

HM The Sultan Issues 2 Royal Decrees

Interior Minister visits Operations Chamber of Shura Council Elections

Omanis Cast Ballots for Shura Council’s 10th Term Membership

“Navigating Talent Challenges in Oman’s Telecom Sector”

“Bank Merger in Oman: A Human Resources Transformation Story”

Omantel’s 5G Excellence Recognized with “Samena Communications Award”

NHS scientist awarded £58,000 after being named ‘Paininarse’ on spreadsheet

‘Kill list’ | Mystery doc shows list of LinkedIn staff facing redundancy, days before HR announcement

HM The Sultan Receives Ambassadors’ Credentials

“Empowering Omani Women: A Message of Hope and Progress”

Mohammed bin Rashid opens GITEX GLOBAL

HH Sayyid Bilarab Chairs Meeting of Omani Startups’ Supervisory Committee

“Dhi Yazan bin Haitham Al Said Inaugurates Duqm Economic Forum “

Omani Woman: Clear Vision & Remarkable Achievements

“Strategies for Cultivating a Healthy and Productive Work Environment”

“Essential Reading for HR Professionals: 17 HR Books You Can’t Miss in 2023”

“Future-Proofing Your Career: Essential Skills for Tomorrow’s Job Market”

MAWARED annual book

Transformational Leadership: Inspiring Change and Achieving Excellence

“al sulaam Program (Episode four) with Dr. Aamal al bussaidi .”

“al sullam Program (Episode Two) with Dr. Ahmed Al-Ghusani.”

Nama Group and Omani Society for Human Resource Management (OSHRM) announce strategic partnership in Human Resources development

Saudi Oil Giant Aramco Announces $121 Billion Profit in 2023

Tender Board Signs Agreements with Karwa Motors on Government Procurement, School Bus Purchase

Najahi Business Banking from Bank Muscat: Empowering Small Businesses

His Majesty Exchanges Ramadan Greetings With Arab, Islamic Leaders

A’Rustaq Hospital Diagnoses Child with Gastric Wall Vein Bleeding

QCB Launches ‘FAWRAN’ Instant Payment Service

National Development Fund Partners with World Economic Forum

Qatar Chairs 49th Meeting of GCC Standing Committee for Combating Harmful Practices in International Trade

Saudi Arabia’s Air Connectivity Program Signs Deal with Eurowings to Enhance Air Connectivity between Saudi Arabia and the EU

HM King presented unique development model: Omani Ambassador

July 14, 2024

Oman Air cancels flights to Lahore, Islamabad, Chittagong and Colombo


 Oman Air has embarked on an ambitious journey to solidify its position in the aviation sector, unveiling a comprehensive plan to transform its network operations while prioritising customer satisfaction.

The national carrier of Oman announced its strategic initiatives via an online platform, signaling its intent to launch services to a new destination while adjusting frequencies on 25 existing routes.

This strategic manoeuvre, coupled with the discontinuation of services on four routes – Islamabad, Lahore (Pakistan), Chittagong (Bangladesh) and Colombo (Sri Lanka) from April onwards  –   underscores the airline’s commitment to adaptability and efficiency in response to evolving market dynamics.

This strategic move is aimed at optimising resources and positioning the airline for future growth opportunities by 2027.

With a firm focus on meeting customer demands, Oman Air is set to revamp flight times to elevate service quality and punctuality, reflecting its dedication to delivering a seamless travel experience. Additionally, the airline aims to shorten layovers, providing passengers with enhanced connectivity and smoother transitions within its global network.

At a recent press conference, Engineer Said bin Hamoud al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oman Air, offered insights into the airline’s restructuring programme.

Highlighting the notable performance milestones achieved in 2023, including a commendable 9 percent improvement in load factors, Al Maawali emphasised Oman Air’s unwavering commitment to operational excellence and financial sustainability.
Collaborative endeavours with SalamAir are also underway, with a focus on enhancing passenger traffic through Muscat International Airport and fostering a mutually beneficial codeshare relationship. The initiative underscores Oman Air’s strategic approach to maximising operational synergies and bolstering market presence.

Since the inception of its transformation programme in March 2023, Oman Air has implemented strategic changes, including adjustments to flight destinations and the termination of non-essential contracts and sponsorships. Notably, the airline’s decision to part ways with its sponsorship of Chelsea Football Club underscores its commitment to prudent financial management and strategic realignment.

Looking ahead to 2024, Oman Air remains poised to implement further strategic measures aimed at enhancing financial resilience and operational efficiency. This includes restructuring its route network, optimising seat capacity, and forging strategic partnerships with international airlines, all aimed at bolstering its competitive edge in the global aviation landscape.

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