Oman Air launches Madinah service
Muscat, July 9, 2013
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, has launched a new weekly service between Muscat and Madinah.
The new service will offer flights from Muscat to Madinah on Tuesdays and returning from Medina to Muscat on the same day.
To mark the launch of the new service, Oman Air invited senior government officials and leading Omani journalists to a ceremony held at Muscat International Airport.
This new service builds on the recent launch of Oman Air’s Salalah to Jeddah service and marks the airline’s 43rd destination worldwide. Madinah is Oman Air’s fourth destination in Saudi Arabia, the other three being Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam.
In addition to travelling to and from Madinah passengers using the new service will also be able to travel in one direction to/from Madinah and return from/to Jeddah in the other.
Salim bin Nasser al-Aufi, chairman of Oman Air’s Executive Committee and CEO of Oman’s Public Authority for Civil Aviation, said: “This new service also underlines Oman Air’s commitment to supporting not only the growth of the Sultanate’s tourism sector but also the trade and commerce opportunities.”
Abdulrazaq Alraisi, Oman Air’s chief commercial officer, said: “Oman Air’s new weekly flight between Muscat and Madinah will give even more visitors from Saudi Arabia the chance to experience the outstanding services of Oman Air and discover Oman’s many attractions. It will also offer greater opportunities for travelers from the Sultanate to visit Saudi Arabia.”
Madinah is a modern city in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia, and serves as the capital of the Al Madinah Province.
The city is the second most important Islamic pilgrimage destination after Makkah and it was the first power base of Islam during the faith’s first century. Home to the three oldest mosques in Islam, it has a population of over 1.6 million. – TradeArabia News Service