7 December 2014
|After waiting for five years to land in the Philippines, State owned airline OMAN AIR has finally touched down at Ninoy Aquino International Airport's Terminal 1 Tuesday commencing their three weekly flights to Muscat. |
But this early, Oman Air Chief Executive Officer Paul Gregorowitsch is already pushing for daily flights as they are "highly confident" of the "economic viability" of the daily operations.
Gregorowitsch said at the inauguration that about 60,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) lives in Oman and are the airline’s core market, and the initial services they have wouldn't be enough to service the Filipinos living there.
The airline confirmed that they are in talks with Philippine Airlines (PAL) for joint services next year to realize daily services says its country manager Ritchie Tuano.
“Our company is talking,” says Tuano. “We are looking at increasing flights to daily"
Oman Air is allowed only four weekly flights to Manila. The airline intends to enter into code share deals with PAL to fly the remaining three flights to Muscat. Oman Air is currently servicing the route with A330-200 aircraft and Philippine Airlines plans to fly the route using a mono-class A330-300.