Oman Air is to consolidate its twice daily services between Heathrow and Muscat into Terminal 4 from the end of January.
The carrier currently operates daily services out of both T3 and T4, having bought a slot at T4 from Kenya Airways for a record US$75 million.
Oman Air’s arrangement has the potential to cause passenger confusion (both for arriving and departing travellers) because it’s using one terminal for its Muscat flight in the morning and another in the evening.
But on January 31 the two flights will consolidate at T4, allowing the airline to “further streamline the customer journey on one of Oman Air’s flagship routes”.
The flights depart Heathrow at 0825 and 2015, arriving into Muscat at 1855 and 0735 (the following day) respectively.
In the other direction the services leave Muscat at 0125 and 1400, landing into London at 0630 and 1820 respectively.
Oman Air also today officially confirmed plans to operate flights between Muscat and Manchester from next year. Business Traveller reported on the development earlier this year, although at the time the carrier said flights would commence on April 1, 2017 – this has now been pushed back to May 1.