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Oman Air set to launch Kathmandu route

Nepalese capital set to become national carrier's 40th destination.
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Oman Air has said it will start service between Muscat and Kathmandu from September 2.

Kathmandu is the 40th destination in the Oman Air network and will be operated with a B737-700 aircraft.

"Oman Air is very happy to add the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu to its network," said Peter Hill, CEO, Oman Air.

"Kathmandu is a much awaited destination...in addition to the strong demand for flights from Nepalese nationals who work in Oman and further afield, we expect to see a significant corporate and leisure traffic, which is important to the economic development of Nepal."

Oman Air will operate the Kathmandu service four times per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Last month, Oman Air said it would increase the number of flights to Salalah to meet increased passenger demand during the summer months.

The Omani national carrier now operates 35 weekly scheduled flights from Muscat to Salalah – seven flights more than the normal schedule.

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