Oman Air, EgyptAir ink codeshare deal to expand services

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Oman’s national airline Oman Air and Egyptian national carrier EgyptAir have signed a codeshare agreement in order to expand their services in both countries.

The codeshare agreement on flights between Muscat and Cairo was signed as part of both airlines’ commitment to work toward a strong restart for air travel to tackle the effects of the spread of COVID-19 on the aviation sector and to expand their destination offering to customers.

Under the agreement, the travelers on both airlines can now benefit from a wider choice of destinations in both countries and beyond.

According to the company statement, travelers from Muscat now have easy access to EgyptAir domestic destinations Sharm El-Sheikh, Luxor, Aswan, and Hurghada, as well as Casablanca (Morocco) on the airline’s international network. Furthermore, travelers from Cairo have easy access to popular Oman Air domestic destination Salalah as well as international destinations Karachi (Pakistan), Colombo (Sri Lanka), and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

Abdulaziz Al Raisi
Abdulaziz Al Raisi
CEO – Oman Air

“The challenges facing all airlines since the onset of the pandemic have led to new strategic partnerships which ultimately create a stronger network ecosystem with more options for passengers. EgyptAir has a remarkable, long-standing history in the Mena region and enjoys a strong international presence as a Star Alliance member. The codeshare agreement with Oman Air offers guests from Muscat more options for discovering Egypt, whether for business or leisure and plays a vital role in the travel restart endeavors of both airlines.”

For his part, Pilot Amr Abu El-Enein Chairman & CEO at EgyptAir Holding, has stated that cooperation with partners is critical for sustainability during this critical period. So, signing this agreement between two partners with unique characteristics such as EgyptAir and Oman Air will provide additional benefits to both airlines’ customers.

“EgyptAir was the first airline in MENA to join IATA and our deep industry expertise has allowed us to successfully overcome many obstacles throughout our history,” Capt. Amr added.

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