• Joe Breitfeller

Oman Air Celebrates Milestone, Connecting Oman to the World for 28 Years

Today, Oman Air celebrates their 28th anniversary of their very first flight between Muscat and Salalah in March 1993. The carrier’s inaugural flight was operated with a Boeing 737-300 tail number VH-OAM.


Oman Air Celebrates 28 Years of Flight: Boeing 737-300 Pictured - Courtesy Oman Air

On Sunday (March 21, 2021) Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, celebrated the 28th anniversary of their first flight, which took place in March 1993 between Muscat and Salalah. The flight was operated with a Boeing 737-300 (tail number VH-OAM) and marked the launch of the carrier’s regional footprint in Oman. Only four months later in July 1993, Oman Air launched their first international flight with service to Dubai.

In Sunday’s announcement, Oman Air’s CEO, Abdulaziz Al Raisi, said,


“Oman Air has come a long way since our beginnings as a regional carrier. From connecting local communities here at home, we’ve since expanded our reach to connect Oman to the rest of the world, uniting families and loved ones for 28 years. It’s a milestone that we’re proud to celebrate, and we look forward to continuing our remarkable journey in the years ahead.”


Celebrating 28 years of service, multi-award winning Oman Air maintains the highest standards of performance in all aspects of operations. The airline’s ultra-modern and fuel efficient fleet are renowned for their bespoke interiors and innovative inflight entertainment (IFE) systems. Oman Air continues to invest in the latest technologies, propelling the carrier to the forefront of modern aviation. The carrier operates a fleet of nine Boeing 787s, 10 Airbus A330s and 21 Boeing 737NGs.



Source: Oman Air