Oman Air offers extra legroom, baggage allowance and lounge access across all cabin classes

Oman Air Boeing 787-9

When booking an Oman Air flight through its website, one can buy extra baggage allowance, extra legroom and access to Majan Lounge at Muscat International Airport. Extra legroom is offered to economy class passengers on the front and exit row seats.

A press release by the airline reads: “The new initiatives underline Oman Air’s ongoing commitment to improving the travel experience of all the guests by removing higher baggage charges, along with other initiatives.”

On January 9, 2017, Oman Air had updated its baggage policy, allocating more allowance for checked bag — 30kg to economy and two pieces of 30kg and 20kg to business and first class passengers, each. Allowance for an additional 20kg bag can be purchased; however, the rate varies as per the final port of arrival — between OMR 20/₹3,340 and OMR 35/₹5,850 per 20kg.

Extra legroom seats are sold for an additional OMR 5/₹835, above the ticket price, for flights to GCC Countries, Middle East, Africa and the Indian sub-continent, and OMR 15/₹2,505 for flights to Europe and Asia.

Passengers in transit at Muscat Airport or those taking off form here can purchase a three-hour access to Majan Lounge for OMR 10/₹1,670.

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When booking an Oman Air flight through its website, one can buy extra luggage allowance and extra legroom. These are for the front and exit row seats in the economy class. Lounge access at Muscat International Airport, can be bought too on omanair.com, at the time of purchasing your ticket or managing your booking.

A press release by the airline reads: “The new initiatives underline Oman Air’s ongoing commitment to improving the travel experience of all the guests by removing higher baggage charges, along with other initiatives.”

On January 9, 2017, Oman Air had updated its baggage policy, allocating more allowance for checked bag — 30kg to economy and two pieces of 30kg and 20kg to business and first class passengers, each. Allowance for an additional 20kg bag can be purchased; however, the rate varies as per the final port of arrival and flight duration, between OMR 20/₹3,340 and OMR 35/₹5,850 per 20kg.

Extra legroom seats are sold for an additional OMR 5/₹835, above the ticket price, for flights to GCC Countries, Middle East, Africa and the Indian sub-continent, and OMR 15/₹2,505 for flights to Europe and Asia.

Passengers in transit at Muscat Airport or those taking off form here can purchase a three-hour access to Majan Lounge for OMR 10/₹1,670.

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Oman Air to launch Salalah-Kozhikode service

Oman Air 737-800

Oman Air will launch a daily direct flight between Salalah in the Dhofar province and Kozhikode in Kerala from March 27.

Flight WY 295 will leave Salalah at 0040 and arrive in Kozhikode at 0550. Return flight WY 296 will depart from Kozhikode at 0640 and arrive in Salalah at 0840.

The three-hour 30-minute route will be served by a Boeing 737-900 aircraft.

A press release by the airline reads: “Oman Air is growing its weekly capacity to India with frequencies increasing on five of the airline’s key Indian destinations. Bombay, Delhi and Hyderabad increase from twice daily to three times daily. Calicut increases from once daily to three times daily and Lucknow increases from once daily to twice daily.

The growth in capacity follows the revised flight agreement between the Government of Oman and India in December 2016, when the number of weekly seats was increased to 27,405 seats for both countries, compared to 21,145 seats, an increase of 6,258 seats per week.

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Oman Air will launch a daily direct flight between Salalah in the Dhofar province and Kozhikode in Kerala from March 27.

Flight WY 295 will leave Salalah at 0040 and arrive in Kozhikode at 0550. Return flight WY 296 will depart from Kozhikode at 0640 and arrive in Salalah at 0840.

The three-hour 30-minute route will be served by a Boeing 737-900 aircraft.

A press release by the airline reads: “Oman Air is growing its weekly capacity to India with frequencies increasing on five of the airline’s key Indian destinations. Bombay, Delhi and Hyderabad increase from twice daily to three times daily. Calicut increases from once daily to three times daily and Lucknow increases from once daily to twice daily.

The growth in capacity follows the revised flight agreement between the Government of Oman and India in December 2016, when the number of weekly seats was increased to 27,405 seats for both countries, compared to 21,145 seats, an increase of 6,258 seats per week.

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First look: Oman Air’s new business and first class lounges at Muscat International airport

Business Traveller has been given exclusive access to Oman Air’s new premium lounges at Muscat International.

The new lounges mean business and first class passengers with Oman Air will no longer have to use the existing lounge at the airport, which is open to premium passengers with all airlines.

The new facilities are set to open in the next week or so once final approvals have been completed. The first class facility is spacious and has natural daylight, with features including two rest rooms with couches, a manned bar, satellite TV with 350 channels, and shower rooms.

A chef is on hand throughout the day serving a la carte dishes for breakfast, all-day dining, afternoon tea and dinner, with choices including sushi, rack of lamb, prawns, Ceasar salad, sandwiches and english scones.

There is also a new limousine service for first class passengers, offering transfers from the lounge to the aircraft steps in an Audi A8. It’s worth noting that Oman Air only has a total of four aircraft with first class seating, so this new lounge will be a very exclusive offering.

The business class lounge is larger than the current facility that is used by all airlines at the airport, and again enjoys natural daylight, with features including a manned bar, self service soft drinks and food area, five computer terminals, a shower room, and a Chedi spa with two rooms offering 15 minute treatments.

Note that the new lounges will only be available to Oman Air customers travelling in the relevant classes.

For more information visit omanair.com.