Emirates Celebrates 30 Years of Service to Muscat, Oman
Emirates is celebrating 30 years of service to Oman, with their first flight touching down in Muscat in 1993. Since that time, the airline has carried 4.8 million passengers to and from the Sultanate on over 37,200 flights.
On Monday (July 17, 2023), Emirates celebrated 30 years of service to Muscat, Oman. The airline first launched service to the Sultanate in 1993 with four weekly flights serviced with a Boeing 777-200. Since that time, Emirates has carried 4.8 million passengers to and from Oman on over 37,200 flights. In 2019, the carrier launched the world’s shortest scheduled Airbus A380 flight between Dubai and Muscat, a route of only 184 nautical miles (340 km), allowing guests the chance to enjoy Emirates’ iconic flagship aircraft.
In Monday’s announcement, Emirates’ Country Manager – Oman, Fahad Al Hassawi, said,
“Oman has been an important market for Emirates since the beginning of operations, providing flexible connections through Dubai to the wider world, for both passengers and air freight. Over the last three decades, we are proud to have brought more choice, comfort and luxury to over 4.8 million travelers to and from the Sultanate, headlined by the deployment of the world’s shortest A380 flight. We are committed to the country and look forward to the next 30 years.”
Throughout the years, Emirates SkyCargo has served as a facilitator for global trade, transporting over 155,000 tons of cargo throughout the world. Emirates SkyCargo is supporting Omani businesses by exporting key local products such as threads for garments to Amman, Nairobi and Pakistan, along with fresh produce such as fish, beans and vegetables to various destinations across Europe and the U.S., as well as seasonal fresh beans to Japan. Within Oman, the Emirates Group employs over 40 Omanis in a variety of roles including cabin crew, pilots and engineers, airport services and airport operations.