Muscat, Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, signed a codeshare agreement with Egypt Air.
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 overcome the effects of the spread of Covid-19 on the aviation sector and to expand their destination offering to customers.
The agreement means that guests on both airlines can now benefit from a wider choice of destinations in both countries, and beyond—travellers from Muscat have easy access to Egypt’s Air domestic destinations; Sharm El-Sheikh, Luxor, Aswan, and Hurghada, as well as Casablanca (Morocco) on the airline’s international network. Travellers from Cairo have easy access to popular Oman Air domestic destination; Salalah, as well as international destinations, such as Karachi (Pakistan), Colombo (Sri Lanka), and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
Eng. Abdulaziz al-Raisi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oman Air said that 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.
He added, “Egypt Air 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 endeavours of both airlines.”
On the other hand, Pilot Amr Abu el-Enein, Egypt Air Holding Chairman and CEO, said that cooperation with partners is essential for sustainability during this critical period, therefore, signing this agreement between two partners with special attributes like Egypt Air and Oman Air will further add more benefits for both airlines’ customers.
Source: Oman News Agency