Muscat: Salalah and Calicut, the northern town in the south Indian state of Kerala, will be connected with an extra daily direct flight by Oman Air from March 27, the airline said.
This is in addition to the service currently operated by Oman Air between Muscat and Calicut.
The three and a half hour flight will depart Salalah at 01.10hrs and arrive in Calicut at 06.20hrs. The return flight will leave Calicut at 07.00hrs and arrive in Salalah at 09.15hrs (local time). The daily service will be operated by a Boeing 737-800. In addition the existing frequencies between Muscat and Calicut have been increased from one daily to twice daily since February this year.
Oman Air is growing its weekly capacity to India with frequencies increasing on five of the airline’s key Indian destinations. Bombay, Delhi and Hyderabad increase from twice daily to three times daily. Calicut increases from once daily to three times daily and Lucknow increases from once daily to twice daily.
The growth in capacity follows the revised flight agreement between the Government of Oman and India in December 2016, when the number of weekly seats was increased to 27,405 seats for both countries, compared to 21,145 seats, an increase of 6,258 seats per week.
Chief Executive Officer of Oman Air, Paul Gregorowitsch, commented: “Oman Air is committed to support the economic development of the Dhofar region, which is a key market for us. We are extremely happy to announce this new direct service between Salalah and Calicut. Our valued guests who want to travel between Salalah and Calicut will now enjoy shorter flights as they don’t have to transfer at Muscat airport.
“We are sure that this route
will be received well by the discerning guests.
“More travellers will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Dhofar region’s with cool and refreshing weather, which contrasts sharply with the hot, dry climate to be found elsewhere in the region. In addition, visitors will also be able to make the most of the regions renowned hospitality, ancient culture and awe-inspiring landscapes.”
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