New land-and-sea route to Masirah launched

Oman Tuesday 17/April/2018 21:40 PM
By: Times News Service
New land-and-sea route to Masirah launched

Muscat: In pursuance of service integration, and as a culmination of efforts to develop public transport services within the Sultanate’s logistics sector, Oman National Transport Company “Mwasalat”, in coordination and cooperation with the National Ferries Company (NFC), will launch, for a second time, a new joint route connecting land with the sea, from April 20, 2018.
The new route is named “Muscat-Shannah-Masirah” and uses “Mwasalat” buses through the land, and NFC’s ferry to Masirah Island in a daily round trip throughout the week.
The new route provides passengers with the flexibility to start or end the journey in other cities of the Sultanate without incurring additional costs or using other means of transportation.
The route will start from Al-Athaiba station, through Muscat International Airport, then Al Sahwa Tower, to Samad Ash’Shan and then to Sinaw, with the bus journey ending at Shannah harbour.
Thereafter, passengers will board the ferry to Masirah Island.
The return trip will be on the same route, on reverse direction, beginning this time the journey from Masirah Island on the ferry trip and concluding at the starting point at Al Athaiba station in the Governorate of Muscat.
In order to facilitate benefiting from the two companies’ new joint service, passengers can buy or book tickets through the customer service centre or from the various offices of the two companies or while on the bus.
Mwasalat and National Ferries launched their joint services for the first time, through land and sea, via the Muscat-Shinas-Khasab route in August 2017.