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Oman Air CEO Holds Press Conference in Goa.

Goa, April 7 (ONA) --- Paul Gregorowitsch, CEO of Oman Air announced that the company will continue to invest in new destinations as it will launch during the beginning of the winter schedule new destinations to the Islamic Republic of Iran and China, in addition to the investment in the fleet where three new Boeing (900-737) aircrafts will be received in the next three months.

In a press conference held today on the occasion of launching Goa destination, he said that the first Boeing Dreamliner 787 will join the Oman Air fleet in September 2015, hoping that during 2017 Oman Air will be flying to 55 destinations with 50 aircraft fleet, which will have a real payoff in exchange for huge investments of the Sultanate in its national carrier and to gain marginal profits.

He affirmed his quest for a greater contribution beyond the current level, amounting to RO 420 million, provided by the national carrier for the various economic and social aspects in the Sultanate. He added that it is hoped that the fleet will have 70 aircrafts in 2020, including 25 wide-bodied aircraft, and 45 medium-sized single-aisle aircrafts.

He said the company is able to bring in tourists from different parts of the world to this wonderful part of India and to carry tourists from Goa to Muscat and the GCC countries. He pointed out that there is a community from Goa in the Sultanate and the route will fly them directly to their city, without the need for connection flights at other Indian airports and several hours waiting.

He added that there are many Indian air carriers, which fly to Muscat while Oman Air, as the sole air carrier in the Sultanate, flies to 11 destinations in India with limited number of seats that could be marketed. He expressed the hope that during the upcoming visit of the Indian Prime Minister to Oman, Oman Air would get more number of flights and seats to India.

Gopal Ramarao, General Manager of Worldwide Sales at Oman Air expected that Muscat-Goa-Muscat route will attract more tourists to the Sultanate and will serve the Indian community in the Sultanate, as well as the GCC countries through the provision of appropriate connection flights and air corridor between the Sultanate and India.

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Date:Apr 7, 2015
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