National carrier Oman Air resumed its service between Muscat and Malé in the Maldives on Sunday (October 28), with the route operated by the new B737 –MAX 8 aircraft.
Oman Air flights from Muscat to Maldives will operate on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and the flights from Maldives to Muscat will operate on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
With a flight time of four hours, the first flight WY 383 departed Muscat at 08:50 on October 28 and arrived in Maldives International Airport at 13:30 local time. The first Oman Air flight from Maldives WY 384 will depart at 1850 on October 28 and arrive in Muscat International Airport at 0035 on October 29.
This new route will be serviced by Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which has been designed to offer exceptional performance, flexibility and efficiency. Configured with 162 seats in a two-class configuration: 12 in business and 150 in economy, with significant enhancements across both cabins, the MAX aircraft is an example of Oman Air’s commitment to continually upgrading its products and services to deliver guests’ satisfaction.
The Maldives is a beautiful chain of 26 ring atolls, made up of more than 1,000 coral islands, located only four hours away from Oman. Well known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs, the Maldives is an incredibly popular tourist destination with an increasing number of international visitors arriving year on year.
The resumption of the Maldives service comes at an exciting time, as Oman Air recently started flights to Istanbul in June, Casablanca in July and Moscow, set for October 30. Oman Air continues to be recognised for its award-winning onboard experience; winning an array of industry awards to add to its growing collection. – TradeArabia News Service