Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, has signed a cooperation agreement with Qatar Airways in the lead up to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
As per the agreement, twenty-one daily flights will be operated between the two capitals, Muscat and Doha, in order to transport sports enthusiasts and football fans to the World Cup in Qatar 2022.
Commenting about this historic agreement, His Excellency Azzan bin Qassim Al Busaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism Oman said that the signing of the agreement between Oman Air and Qatar Airways is backed by the strong cordial relations shared by the Sultanate of Oman and the State of Qatar to contribute to the success of this mega event, which is being held for the first time in an Arab country.
“Signing this agreement with Qatar Airways comes within Oman Air’s objectives to support the World Cup in the State of Qatar. Twenty-one flights will be operated between the Omani and Qatari capitals, and Oman Air will work hand-in-hand with Qatar Airways to offer advanced support.” Qatar Airways will implement a number of promotional campaigns for the said agreement, and both the countries will mark the twenty-one flights as domestic carriers between the two countries and not external.”
Mr. Al Raisi added that “tickets and trips between the Sultanate of Oman and the State of Qatar will be exchanged between the two companies, with a special focus on the Sultanate of Oman as a tourist destination, and the provision of a set, well-defined tourism package for the World Cup audience wishing to visit the Sultanate of Oman at competitive prices.”
Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2022 is a golden opportunity to promote the Gulf region in general and the Sultanate of Oman in particular. “Oman, not only aims to benefit from this World Cup economically, but is also inclined to accelerate the recovery of its tourism sector post the pandemic,” as per the statement.