jimyvr
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Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 1:36 am

Oman Air is launching 3 new routes in the 2007 Summer timetable - Chittagong (CGP) in Bangladesh, Lucknow (LKO) and Jaipur (JAI) in India

Chittagong and Lucknow has been launched this month (May)

WY895 MCT0030 - 0700CGP 738 x16
WY896 CGP0750 - 1030MCT 738 x16

WY865 MCT0035 - 0525LKO 73G 146
WY866 LKO0615 - 0820MCT 73G 146

Jaipur will be launched in June

WY875 MCT0050 - 0500JAI 73G x247
WY876 JAI0550 - 0720MCT 73G x247
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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 1:49 am

Hi,

Good to see them expand. I guess they are holding their own against the "big boys" of the Gulf. Maybe Muscat isn't a priority for Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar? There was also talk on another thread that they'll be getting 332s. Anyone know when those are due?

Cheers,
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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 2:36 am

They're expecting 332 around 2008/2009
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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 3:08 am

They are undergoing some major changes. There was a special about them on Middle East Business Report on BBC a few weeks ago. Indications are that in a few years they aim to be a bigger, leaner operation with support from the government.

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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 3:25 am

Good routes choice, as none of the above has international airlinks with the Middle East.
I like when an airline thinks out of the box and decides to venture in new and undeveloped markets.

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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 3:30 am

Quoting Pzurita1 (Reply 4):
as none of the above has international airlinks with the Middle East.

Air India operates triangle flight on Lucknow - Delhi - Jeddah - Lucknow.
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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 3:35 am

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 5):
Air India operates triangle flight on Lucknow - Delhi - Jeddah - Lucknow.

Thought it was only during Hajj

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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 3:37 am

Quoting Pzurita1 (Reply 6):
Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 5):
Air India operates triangle flight on Lucknow - Delhi - Jeddah - Lucknow.

Thought it was only during Hajj

This is a year-round 3 weekly A310 service.

AI also have 1-stop flight to Dubai year round as well
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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 3:44 am

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 5):
Air India operates triangle flight on Lucknow - Delhi - Jeddah - Lucknow.

Is it AI or AI express?
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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 3:53 am

The first A 332 route should be MCT-LHR and the flight must connect with CGP both ways as it has a lot of potential as no Arab/EU airline flies there and pax will pay a small premium flying straight into CGP rather than some local airline via DAC.
 
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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 4:00 am

Good news for WY, up until now Thai was the only real int'l airline flying into CGP (Bangladesh's 2nd largest city).Now if we could get them back to East Africa  yes   twocents 

Quoting Pzurita1 (Reply 4):
I like when an airline thinks out of the box and decides to venture in new and undeveloped markets.

Airlines have tried in the past to get into these restricted markets only to be turned down, or not getting decent frequencies.

Quoting BlrBird (Reply 8):
Is it AI or AI express?

IIRC AI 747 uses the A310, making it Air India.
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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 4:34 am

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 9):
The first A 332 route should be MCT-LHR and the flight must connect with CGP both ways as it has a lot of potential as no Arab/EU airline flies there and pax will pay a small premium flying straight into CGP rather than some local airline via DAC.

Many Middle Eastern airlines are begging to start flights to CGP, but the Bangladesh government resisted because they wanted to keep it exclusively for BG. It's nice they had a change of heart. Hopefully more airlines will follow.

And with Oman Air expanding, will they eventually drive out GF from Muscat too? It looks like GF will be flag carrier for Bahrain!.
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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 8:56 am

Hi,

Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 11):
Many Middle Eastern airlines are begging to start flights to CGP, but the Bangladesh government resisted because they wanted to keep it exclusively for BG. It's nice they had a change of heart. Hopefully more airlines will follow.

And with Oman Air expanding, will they eventually drive out GF from Muscat too? It looks like GF will be flag carrier for Bahrain!.

It wouldn't surprise me to see Oman Air 'replace' GF in Muscat. GF's main base of operation is out of Manama anyway (correct me if I'm wrong), so with time Oman Air might be the dominant carrier at Muscat. Also, I read on another thread that GF isn't in the best of situations trying to compete with the likes of Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar.

Cheers,
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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 9:07 am

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 5):
Quoting Pzurita1 (Reply 4):
as none of the above has international airlinks with the Middle East.

Air India operates triangle flight on Lucknow - Delhi - Jeddah - Lucknow.

This is also not true for JAI. IC has a JAI-DXB flight.
 
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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 10:58 pm

Jaipur also gets Air Arabia from Sharjah.

Chittagong service brings them back to Bangladesh, where they served Dhaka previously.

Oman Air is the first foreign airline to serve Lucknow.
 
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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sat May 05, 2007 11:00 pm

Will be great if Air Arabia begins SHJ-CGP and -DAC.
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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sun May 06, 2007 6:19 am

Just read that GF will be solo owned by Bahrain. It means WY will now start expanding. Wondering if the will try KHI for the third time....
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RE: Oman Air Adds Chittagong/Jaipur/Lucknow

Sun May 06, 2007 8:12 am

Quoting EmiratesCPH (Reply 16):
Just read that GF will be solo owned by Bahrain. It means WY will now start expanding. Wondering if the will try KHI for the third time....

more money, yield etc can be made sending a B 738 to LHE & ISB instead of KHI  Wink

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