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Monday, December 17, 2012

Oman Air and Qatar Airways Agree Muscat-Doha Codeshare

Oman Air and Qatar Airways Agree Muscat-Doha Codeshare
Oman Air and Qatar Airways Agree Muscat-Doha Codeshare

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Oman Air and Qatar Airways have announced a codeshare agreement, allowing Oman Air’s customers to book flights from any of the 42 departure points within its network to Doha, the capital of Qatar.
The codeshare agreement is effective immediately and customers can now book flights through local outlets or by visiting
Announcing the codeshare, Wayne Pearce, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Air, said:
“We are delighted to be joining with Qatar Airways to offer even greater choice, value and convenience for our customers.This codeshare will make travel within the Gulf region easier, effectively extending Oman Air’s network.

“Both Oman Air and Qatar Airways offer customers extremely high standards of comfort and service, so I am pleased that we are now offering this great opportunity and am sure that it will prove to be an outstanding success.” 

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways is pleased to partner with Oman Air to provide passengers with extensive choice and flexibility when planning their travel schedules. 

“Qatar Airways is focused on delivering its signature five-star service to its passengers, as well as an extensive network of destinations to choose from, which is further enhanced with this new partnership,” said Al Baker.
Oman Air CEO
Oman Air CEO

About Oman Air

Throughout 2012, Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, has continued to expand its fleet and network, and it now flies to 42 destinations across the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa. Announcements about new destinations and aircraft, in addition to the previously-announced order for six Boing B787 Dreamliners, will be made over coming months.

The airline’s rise as a luxury international carrier has seen the unveiling of spacious First Class, Business Class and Economy Class cabins, the introduction of the world’s first complete inflight connectivity service – which enables passengers to use their mobile phones, check emails and surf the internet – and the opening of stunning new First Class, Business Class and Majan airport lounges at Muscat. International acclaim has followed, with Oman Air winning an average of one award per month for the last three years, including World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat for two years running at Skytrax’s World Airline Awards, where, in 2012, Oman Air was also awarded top-ten positions within a further eight categories.

In addition, Oman Air has this year seen major increases in both revenue and the number of passengers carried in each of the markets it serves, including the GCC region.

Oman Air embodies the Sultanate’s authentic Arabian hospitality, drawing visitors from around the world to experience Oman’s rich culture, dramatically beautiful landscapes and pristine coastline. To find out more, please visit

Qatar_Airway CEO
Qatar_Airway CEO

About Qatar Airways

Since the beginning of 2012, Qatar Airways has launched flights to 11 new destinations – Baku (Azerbaijan); Tbilisi (Georgia); Kigali (Rwanda); Zagreb (Croatia), Erbil (Iraq), Baghdad (Iraq), Perth (Australia), Kilimanjaro (Tanzania); Yangon (Myanmar), Maputo (Mozambique) and Belgrade (Serbia). Over the next few weeks, Qatar Airways will launch services to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including Gassim, Saudi Arabia (7 January 2013); Najaf, Iraq (January 23); Phnom Penh, Cambodia (February 20); Chicago, USA (April 10); and Salalah, Oman (May 22). Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft. In addition to winning Skytrax’s prestigious Airline of the Year 2011 and 2012, Qatar Airways was named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport was named Best Premium Service Airport for the second consecutive year in 2012. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry. In October 2012, Qatar Airways became the first of the major Gulf carriers to officially join a global alliance having been invited into the oneworld group. For more information, visit

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