On 9 December Oman Air started its first connection to China, with the commencement of a four times weekly service to Guangzhou. The chief guest for the event was HE Yahya Al Jabri, Chairman of Duqum Special Economic Zone.
- Oman Air, the national carrier for the Sultanate of Oman, launched its inaugural flight WY851 to Guangzhou (CAN) from its Muscat (MCT) base on 9 December. The airline will run flights to Guangzhou from Muscat on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays using its A330 fleet. The aircraft leaves Muscat at 10:15 and reaches Guangzhou at 21:00. Oman Air flights depart Guangzhou to Muscat on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 06:25 and land in Muscat at 11:00. The 5,570-kilometre sector faces no direct competition.