Oman Air launched flights between Muscat and Casablanca on 1 July, with a press conference being held at the African airport to talk about the new service to the local media. Taking part in proceedings were: Jaffar Al Lawati, Regional Manager – Gulf, Middle East and Africa, Oman Air; Paul Starrs, CCO, Oman Air; and Moulay Hicham El Kadiri, Country Manager Morocco, Oman Air. The carrier will operate four weekly flights on the 6,421-kilometre sector.
- Oman Air launched its latest route to Africa on 1 July, a 6,412-kilometre link between Muscat (MCT) and Casablanca (CMN), the airline’s only route to Morocco. The carrier will operate the city pair four times weekly using its 787-8s, with no other carrier presently operating scheduled services between the two cities. This is the airline’s second route launch in recent weeks, having started flights to Istanbul Atatürk in mid-June. Along with Casablanca, the Muscat-based operator also serves Cairo, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Zanzibar in Africa. The carrier welcomed its first 787-8 in October 2015, with the 787-9 following soon after. It is presently using the aircraft types on long-haul routes from Muscat to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Jakarta, London Heathrow and Manchester, as well as Casablanca. It also uses the 787 on regional services to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE based on OAG schedules for the 2018 summer season.