Gulf Air Muscat-London flights more frequent now
Number of Muscat London flights increased by two every day.
BY OUR AVIATION CORRESPONDENT
March 28, 2006
Gulf Air is to increase the total number of flights from Muscat to London from March 27. The airline, owned by owned by Bahrain and Oman, will increase the number of direct flights to London Heathrow by two every day, except Thursdays. Gulf Air will continue to operate single flights between the destinations on every Thursdays.
"We have been registering a steady increase in flight traffic since we became the first airline to launch a direct flight to London Heathrow in June 2004. The increase in services is due to an increase in demand from travellers both in Oman and UK," Gulf Air general manager Oman Jaffar Juma said.
London has traditionally been both a tourist destination and an important commercial hub of Europe. Muscat to London Heathrow flight (GF 009) will depart daily (except Thursdays) at 01:40 and arrive in London at 06:50, while London Heathrow to Muscat flight (GF 004) will depart at 11:00 and arrive at 21:40 (daily except Thursdays).
The Government of Oman is keen on developing the country as a major tourism destination and Gulf Air is backing this drive with its additional flights, he said.
At present, Gulf Air's network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 50 cities in 30 countries. The fleet comprises 34 aircraft and has the distinct advantage of possessing the strongest network across Middle East.