The article also mentions new routes and increases in frequency to India and Egypt. It is launching services to Delhi and Hyderabad in June, and increasing flights to Mumbai to two a day from Muscat. It is also increasing flights to Cairo to daily from three a week.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4657 posts, RR: 43 Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 8286 times:
I would expect these to be B 788s used on MCT-LHR, MCT-BKK and MCT-BOM flights mainly.
TG does very well on its MCT-BKK flights which are routed via KHI...so well that a MCT-BKK booking is given way higher priority than a KHI-BKK booking on that same flight as the yield out of MCT per Y and J class seat on the A 333s is way more higher.
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 61 Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8081 times:
find it funny that when ANA ordered 50 frames, it was considered "political" and rubbish as such...maybe ANA saw something which others didn't at first...Boeing might top the 300 mark by the end of this year...rather impressive!
HB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4450 posts, RR: 74 Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7522 times:
A team from Oman Air has recently visited Jakarta, and the airline is said to be seriously looking into the possibility of starting flights here. Flights would be routed through some other point in Asia, likely to be Kuala Lumpur, although Singapore is also a possibility. Oman Air would follow the lead of Qatar Airways and Emirates in Jakarta, both of which are doing very well here. Gulf Air, and its miserable Gulf Traveller product has been taking a beating in Jakarta lately, and will likely do even more so if and when EK starts nonstop flights and Qatar introduces its A330 product on a daily basis.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4657 posts, RR: 43 Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7509 times:
How has the concept and appeal of GF Traveller being faring in India, Pakistan and DAC versus QR-KU and EK? Has it resulted in lower fares thus taking more pax away from these 3 airlines or have more pax switched over ever since the launch of GF Traveller?
TimRees From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 353 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5617 times:
Have to wonder how GF will survive....what with Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways becoming so large and now Oman Air seemingly operating the LHR-MCT route (can't imagine there's room for 3 direct flights a day on the route including the BA flight via AUH) it seems like GF are soon to become the national airline of Bahrain....
Backfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4130 times:
Given that GF has been talking about getting shot of its 767s for several months, and since GF and Oman Air have discussed potential joint fleet purchases, perhaps it's not out of the question that GF might take them alongside Oman Air.
PANAM_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4053 posts, RR: 91 Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3620 times:
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Quoting Backfire (Reply 19): Given that GF has been talking about getting shot of its 767s for several months,
Apologies Backfire for only using part of your quote however, I too, had seen reports from Mr Hogan(?) of Gulf Air in mid 2004 that implied they were looking at a quite substantial order. I then saw further reports toward the end of the year where Mr Hogan was far less forthcoming and he seemed to be reversing the position of his earlier statements.
I get the feeling that Gulf Air have had to scale back their plans given what EK, QR & EY have all set in motion and that is why we've seen such comments from Oman Air as their requirement may have been factored into those of GF so they may now have to act on their own.
Quoting Backfire (Reply 21): Hmmm...I spoke to Oman Air today and they're denying all knowledge.
Did you speak to Mr Abdul Rahman Al Busaidy, his quote, if reported correctly seems rather clear to me, they will order the airplane and he implied the order is still some time away. I'll remain an optimist! Though I thank you for following through and calling them for more info!
Quoting QFA001 (Reply 20): Standard disclaimer about not knowing for sure, but I don't think Oman Air was one of the airlines. Or, at least not originally.
That is what I thought too. At the least I'd concur that they were not one of the original airlines which placed a refundable deposit.
MrComet From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 502 posts, RR: 8 Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3545 times:
The article states:
"We are looking at ordering Boeing 787s as part of our future expansion, to start with at least three 787s," Abdul Rahman Al Busaidy, Oman Air's chief executive officer, told Gulf News recently. He, however, could not give a time frame.
The key word is "looking" and the fact there is no time frame. I wouldn't chalk this up on the order board yet. It is basically a non-story. It might be a trial balloon but more likely they are just expressing interest at this point. It doesn't surprise me that if you called them they would have no comment. The source is the director of the airline and he's the only one that can comment on these things.