Oman Air to launch Damman flights next month
Oman Air, the Sultanate’s national carrier, has announced it will begin flights to the Saudi city of Dammam from September 1.
“Saudi Arabia is a very important market for Oman Air and with the launch of our third service to Saudi Arabia after Riyadh and Jeddah we are confident of further reinforcing our position within the GCC region,” said Peter Hill, CEO, Oman Air.
The Muscat-Dammam service will be operated by a two-class Boeing 737-700, Hill said. The daily service will depart the Omani capital at 19.10 and arrive in Dammam at 19.55 local time, the airline said in an official statement. The return flight will depart Damman at 20.45 and arrive in Muscat at 23.10.
Dammam is the largest city in the Eastern Province and third largest in Saudi Arabia.
“Since, Saudi Arabia welcomes millions of professional migrants every year, Dammam is the most preferred destination after Riyadh. With the introduction of this new destination, Oman Air will be providing a vital link for those conducting business in the city,” Hill added.