MUSCAT: Oman Air on Sunday launched its new service to Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.

A press release stated that Dhaka will be the airline’s second destination in Bangladesh, and the service will initially offer four flights per week, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Frequencies to the destination will increase from December 1 with flights on Mondays and Wednesdays being added to the schedule. Flight WY-317 will arrive at Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport on Fridays and Sundays at 4.30pm and depart at 6pm.

Tuesdays and Thursdays flight WY-315 will arrive at 8.05pm and depart at 9.20pm, offering convenient connections to various Middle East and European destinations.

Oman Air currently operates seven flights a week between Chittagong and Muscat. Oman Air will serve customers on the new route using award winning Airbus 330-300s, configured with 204 Economy Class seats and 26 Business Class seats.

Abdulrahman al Busaidy, chief operating officer, Oman Air said, “Oman Air is very happy to start its second destination in Bangladesh, to the capital city of Dhaka. Flights between Muscat and Dhaka mark a significant milestone in enhancing trade, manpower, tourism and cultural exchanges between Oman and Bangladesh. A large number of Bangladeshis work in Oman and the connectivity offered by the new service will provide easy and convenient travel to their home country.”

He added, “We are sure the new service will be well received by the Bangladeshi expatriates in Oman, as well as by those residing in Dhaka.” The connectivity offered by the new service will also offer Bangladeshi holidaymakers an opportunity to experience the warm hospitality of the sultanate.