Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:06 pm

Oman Air shifts operations to Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4


DUBAI: Oman Air will shifts its operations at London’s Heathrow Airport to a new terminal from January 31.

The national carrier of Oman said the airline would be operating from Terminal 4 of Heathrow Airport.

Currently the twice daily Oman Air flights operate from Terminals 3 and 4; the presence at just one terminal at one of the world’s busiest airports will further enhance the guest experience on one of Oman Air’s flagship routes.

“From 31 January, 2017, Oman Air will be operating both of our daily Muscat/London flights from Terminal 4 at London Heathrow Airport. Currently, the twice daily Oman Air flights, which run in the morning and evening, operate from Terminal 3 and 4 respectively. Shifting the flights to one terminal will allow us to better manage our operations at one of the world’s busiest airports, and streamline our guests’ journey on one of Oman Air’s flagship routes,” it said in a statement on Tuesday.

Terminal 4 offers visitors a world class shopping experience with retail shops, book stores, electrical outlets, souvenir shops and much more. Oman Air passengers using Terminal 4 will continue to have usage of the designated lounge providing premium passengers state of the art facilities prior to their flight.

Oman Air’s first service between Muscat and London was launched in 2007. This service departs Muscat at 14.00 and will now arrive at Heathrow Terminal 4 at 18.20. Return flights will depart Heathrow Terminal 4 at 20.15 and arrive in Muscat the following morning at 07.35. The second service, launched earlier this year, flies through the night, departing Muscat at 01.25 and arriving in London Heathrow Terminal 4 at 06.30. Return flights depart Heathrow Terminal 4 at 08.25 and arrive in Muscat at 18.55. All timings quoted are local timings.

The double daily flights between Muscat and London offer superb connectivity on the North Atlantic, with major cities in the USA and Canada in reach with short connection times at London Heathrow.

Oman Air A330-300 First Class cabin upgrade

As part of Oman Air’s journey to become the best, the airline’s three A330-300 aircraft First Class cabins have been renovated. The newly refurbished First Class cabin underlines Oman Air’s commitments to ongoing investment in the comfort of guests on-board.

Executive Vice President Products and Brand Development Eng. Abdulaziz Al Raisi commented: “Over the years, Oman Air has made enormous investment in new aircraft, new destinations and an array of exciting products and services – each with the aim of providing an even more enjoyable experience for our guests. We have been able to achieve this with the generous support of the Government of the Sultanate of Oman. However, that support has been reduced significantly over the last three years and Oman Air is progressing towards becoming entirely self-supporting”.

“However, Oman Air has opted not to make savings when it comes to guest experience. In fact, we are continuing to invest in guest comfort and the high quality of the services we offer. Our A330 interiors attracted widespread international acclaims when they were first unveiled in 2009. Our new A330 interiors for First and Business Class surpass those high standards and guests are sure to be delighted with the results”.

Oman Air has been engaged in an ambitious fleet and network expansion programme since late 2014. This has seen the delivery of brand new Airbus A330-300, Boeing B737-800/-900 and Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner aircraft and the opening of a host of new destinations including Manila, Jakarta, Dhaka, Goa, Singapore, Mashhad, Najaf and Guangzhou.

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