Oman Air has celebrated the launch of its new daily flight WY105 from Muscat to Manchester.
The new service will depart Muscat at 14:00 daily and arrive in Manchester at 19:05.
The return flight will be from Manchester at 20:45 arriving in Muscat at 07:20 the next day.
The inaugural flight departed from Muscat after a cake cutting ceremony attended by the chief executive of Oman Air, a host of high ranking dignitaries and the Oman Air senior management team and media.
Upon arrival in Manchester, the flight was greeted by the lord mayor of Manchester and senior Manchester Airport officials.
The daily flight to Manchester, operated by an A330-200, is Oman Air’s third daily frequency to the UK and will further boost the already strong political, economic and social links between the two countries.
As well as being the only direct service between Muscat and Manchester in the north of England, the flight will open up easy access to Oman Air’s outstanding range of destinations for customers from both Muscat and Manchester with over 27 destinations having connectivity inside of three hours in both directions.
The new flight signals the latest move in the airline’s ambitious and dynamic programme of fleet and network expansion and boosts Oman’s connection to the UK an important trading partner.