In a high profile press conference at Grand Hyatt Goa the CEO and other dignitaries of the Oman Air has officially launched their Airlines services in Goa. “Today Goa is our 48th destination and we are heading 49th at China and 50th will be the Iraq” Mr. Paul Gregorowitsch CEO of Oman Air has instituted at the press conference. He further mentioned that searching for the new market and setting up more destinations is the part of their ambitious move. “We have to work hard and try to become the best, a fleet of 6400 Oman Air team, including our representatives around the world are the part of our mission and they leaving no stone unturned to achieve our dreams.”
The CEO continued “The reason behind starting the Goa operations of Oman Airlines is the strong relationship of Oman with Goa. As the lot of families from Goa has settled down in Muscat for the employment purpose and they need the friendly transit facility which Oman Air will make available. Goa is offering us the potential of new market setup.” “Today we have Goa as our 48th destination and we are in process to setup more destinations and by the end of 2020 we are planning to setup 70 destinations.
The press conference was attended by all the leading media houses of Goa including the India’s leading news dailies and magazines. Mr. Paul Gregorowitsch was replying to the questions of the questions of the reporters with total satisfaction. While replying to the question of one of the reporters from leading national daily he mentioned the the economy fare will start from Rs. 31000/- return and business class will cost Rs. 64000/-.
On the question of investment Oman Air is making for Goa CEO said “In terms of Aircraft we are making available 737 by investing 50 milion dollars, we also invested on the office and creation of new jobs by providing additional employment to Goans” he also mentioned that there will be flights connecting to UK and Portugal from Muscat connecting Goa. While replying to the question on safety feature of the airlines he pointed out that it is much safer than driving two wheelers on the Goan roads. “Oman air is following the strict rules for safety, it is more safe to fly today then me taking Vespa around the goan roads at the night” with this there was burst of laughter in the hall.
Oman Air’s inaugural flight to Goa departed Muscat on Monday 6th April to attend the launch of their Goa operation on 7th at The Grabd Hyatt, Goa. The aircraft took off with a full contingent of VIPs, stakeholders and media representatives, who were joined by Oman Air Chief Executive Officer Mr Paul Gregorowitsch and members of his senior management team. His Excellency Dr Mohammed bin Nasser Al Zaabi was the Chief Guest on the flight.
After landing at Goa International Airport less than three hours after departure from Muscat, guests were greeted by dignitaries from Goa before taking part in an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. A packed itinerary then followed, which included a press conference and tours of Goa.
Speaking in Goa on the occasion, CEO of Oman Air, Mr Paul Gregorowitsch said: “I am delighted that Oman Air is launching this new service between Muscat and Goa. It will be greatly appreciated by travellers in India, in Oman and from throughout our international network. “I was extremely proud to showcase our new aircraft to our Omani Chief Guest, Dr Mohammed bin Nasser Al Zaabi, and to all those who travelled with us on our inaugural flight.
Tickets from Muscat to Goa are currently on sale at www.omanair.com and through local travel agents. For a limited time, special promotional fares are available for flights between Muscat and Goa. Economy Class return flights can be purchased from as little as OMR 200.3 per person, including taxes. Business Class flights are available from OMR 436.3 return, per person, including taxes. All bookings are subject to availability. Flights to Goa via Muscat are also available from any point within Oman Air’s international network.
About Oman Air
Oman Air is the flagship carrier of the Sultanate of Oman and an Official 4 Star Airline (Skytrax 2011). Founded in 1993, the airline has since witnessed massive growth and has played a major role in making Muscat an important traffic hub in the Middle East, supporting the commercial, industrial and tourism sectors. The airline currently operates direct international flights from Muscat to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Madina, Tehran and Kuwait, in the Gulf region, as well as Cairo, Beirut and Amman within the wider Middle East region.
In addition, Oman Air flies to ten destinations in India (Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Delhi, Lucknow, Bangalore, Kozhikode and Jaipur), Chittagong in Bangladesh, Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan, Kathmandu in Nepal and Colombo in Sri Lanka. The airline also flies to the Maldives, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta, Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam. Its European destinations are London, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt, Paris and Zurich. By March 2015, Oman Air will have added Goa and Singapore to its network as well as Dhaka by August 2015. Domestically, Oman Air has flights currently operating between Muscat and Salalah, Khasab and Sohar.
Oman Air’s fleet consists of ten Airbus A330-200/300s, twenty-two Boeing 737-700s/800s/900s, four Embraer E175s and two ATR 42. More aircrafts will join the fleet during 2015. This includes three 737-900ER as well as it’s first two Boeing 787 Dreamliners out of six which are on order. By 2018 Oman Air’s total fleet size is expected to be around 50 aircraft.
For more details on Oman Airline please visit their website www.omanair.com