The second largest airline based in Heathrow Airport in London, British Midland International, BMI Airways, has sealed a codeshare deal with Oman Air which is designed to allow passengers to reserve flights from the UK to the airport in Muscat.
The new arrangement will include flights originating in the British cities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Belfast and Manchester which stop in Heathrow and switch to one of Oman Air’s Airbus A330 planes at Terminal 3 and head out to the Gulf sultanate of Oman.
Extending Global Reach for BMI
Joerg Hennemann, BMI commercial officer praised the deal: “Our new codeshare with Oman Air further extends our global reach and will enable seamless and convenient travel connections for customers of both airlines between the Sultanate and key regional cities of the UK.”
Peter Hill, chief executive officer of Oman Air also believes the codeshare deal will benefit both parties greatly, explaining that the codeshare partnership “will not only extend the range of options open to each airline’s customers, but will also encourage visitors to both Oman and the UK and promote tourism between the two countries.”
Other Middle Eastern countries serviced by BMI are Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Jeddah, Riyadh, Damascus, Dammam, Tbilisi and Tehran.