Oman Air, the national carrier for the
Sultanate of Oman celebrated the launch of its inaugural
flight WY721 to Nairobi, Kenya on March 28, 2017.
The four times weekly flight to
Nairobi operated by a Boeing 737-800, is Oman Air’s
first service to Kenya. The flight will open up easy
access to Oman Air’s outstanding range of destinations
for customers from Kenya as well as helping to
strengthen political, economic and social links between
Oman and Kenya.
At Nairobi there will be convenient
connections to other points in Africa in cooperation
with Kenyan Airways.
In Muscat the guests can avail
excellent connections offered by Oman Air to its
destinations in the Far East, Indian Subcontinent,
Europe and GCC countries
The inaugural flight departed from
Muscat at 1450 on 28th March, after a cake
cutting ceremony attended by the senior management
members of Oman Air and other local dignitaries.
The five-hour flight landed in Nairobi
at 1855 local time.
There was a ribbon cutting ceremony on
arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta airport and a welcome
address by the Oman Air’s Deputy CEO and Executive Vice
President- Commercial, Abdulrahman Al Busaidy.
The press conference and the gala
dinner at the Kempinski Villa Rose, Nairobi were
attended by high ranking dignitaries from the Kenyan
Government, travel trade and media.
The capital is one of Kenya’s most
dynamic cities with a vibrant cultural life, fabulous
places to eat and exciting locations to visit.
Oman Air’s Deputy CEO and Executive
Vice President - Commercial, Abdulrahman Al Busaidy
said: “The launch of this route is a significant
milestone for Oman Air and is in direct response to
“Oman and Kenya have been trading for
many years and there have been recent moves between
both countries to increase the synergies between
both countries and build on the rising level of
“We are confident that this latest
expansion by Oman Air will help develop growing
relations between both countries and also increase
tourism and VFR traffic between our two nations.”
The launch of the new route
demonstrates Oman Air’s commitment to continuing it
ambitious and dynamic programme of fleet and network
expansion and on board service developments.
This has seen the company take
delivery of outstanding new aircraft, introduce a range
of exciting new destinations and launch new products and
services which contribute to a seamless passenger