Oman Air launches daily flight to Istanbul
Oman National Airlines, the national carrier of Oman, has announced that it will launch its new daily flights from Muscat to Istanbul from 1 June 2018. Oman Airways also launched promotional offers to Istanbul and received a positive response from passengers.
Omanis traveling to Istanbul can obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport.
The Sultanate's ambassador to Turkey Dr. Qassem Al-Salhi stressed that the friendship relationship between the Sultanate and Turkey has been rooted in the past and has witnessed continuous developments over time and is in the process of flourishing within the balanced policy of the Sultanate based on mutual respect.
Speaking to the Omani media on the occasion of the inauguration of Oman Air to Istanbul, Salhi said: "The start of Oman Air to direct flights to Istanbul is an important step in enhancing bilateral tourism and economic relations and reflects the common desire of the two countries to share the beauty of nature in every To facilitate the travel of Omani and Turkish businessmen and intellectuals, as well as to increase the number of tourists from both countries.
He added that the tourism cooperation between the Sultanate and Turkey is not as much as the two sides hope, but in light of the efforts, we look forward to expanding and strengthening cooperation in this field by finding mechanisms and ways to enhance this cooperation.
He pointed out that the Omani tourism to Turkey is important for the Turkish tourism map, where the number of Omani tourists in 2017 according to some statistics to nearly 15 thousand tourists, and it is certain that direct flights to Oman Air will have a positive impact on tourism and trade relations, Amounted to half a billion dollars in 2016, pointing out that the Omani and Turkish sides working to reach the figure to one billion dollars.
He added: "There are a number of partnerships between the two countries in various fields of investment, amounting to 8 billion dollars and opportunities for both sides to upgrade, expand and activate these partnerships in a good political environment. Economic exchanges will create favorable conditions for expanding tourism cooperation between the two countries.
Quoting Turk Press