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  • Joe Breitfeller

Air Italy Inks Codeshare Agreement With Oman Air, Linking the Sultanate to Seven Italian Cities

Air Italy announced on Monday a new codeshare partnership with Oman Air, offering customers more connectivity between the Sultanate of Oman and seven Italian destinations.

Air Italy Airbus A330 - Courtesy Air Italy

Yesterday, Air Italy and Oman Air announced a new codeshare agreement that will create better connectivity between the Sultanate of Oman and seven Italian destinations. In the agreement, which became effective immediately, Air Italy placed their “IG” code on Oman Air’s flights between Milan Malpensa and Muscat. Likewise, Oman Air placed their “WY” code on Air Italy flights between Milan Malpensa and Rome (Fiumicino), Naples, Cagliari (Sardinia), Palermo and Catania in Sicily and Lamezia Terme, Calabria. Pending government approval, Oman Air’s code will also be added to Air Italy’s flights from Milan to New York and Miami. In Monday’s announcement, Air Italy’s Chief Operating Officer, Rossen Dimitrov said,

“The commencement of our partnership with Oman Air offers a fantastic new opportunity for passengers of both airlines. Air Italy’s customers can now experience the wonderful new destination of Muscat, Oman’s capita; and the country’s amazing and unique landscapes and seascapes, from all over Italy via our hub in Malpensa. At the same time, we are delighted to be welcoming Oman Air’s passengers on board our Air Italy domestic services from Milan Malpensa to Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Lamezia Terme, and Cagliari, offering them access to Italy’s best destinations and a flavor of our wonderful Italian hospitality even before they reach their final destination.”

Also commenting on Monday’s announcement, Oman Air’s CEO, Abdulaziz Al Raisi added,

“We are proud and delighted with our new partnership with Air Italy. This codeshare agreement will make it so much easier for travelers from throughout Italy to visit our beautiful country of Oman. We look forward to welcoming visitors from all major Italian cities to come to our country to experience our renowned Omani hospitality. At the same time, this opens up exciting new opportunities for Omanis who wish to enjoy seamless travel to Italy and enjoy its rich world of opportunities for vacations and business transactions. This partnership is also a significant development for our airline. It marks Oman Air’s foray into North America with these codeshares offering Oman Air Customers access on Air Italy flights to New York and Miami, via their Milan hub airport. This is an exciting milestone for our airline, and we look forward to expanding our global coverage in the months ahead.”

Customers can now book flights on the Italy-Oman destinations announced on Monday through the airlines’ websites, call centers, travel agents and travel websites, but the North American codeshare is pending government approval.

Source: Air Italy

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