Oman is easily accessible, being only a seven hour flight from continental Europe and Asia, two hours from India and an hour’s flight from Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Qatar. The mega aviation hubs of the UAE are a 45 minute flight from Muscat, and Doha (Qatar) is an hour’s flight.
Flight times from continental Europe and major Asian cities including Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Ho Chi Min City is approximately seven hours. Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo are eight hours away with the East Coast of the United States, South America and Australia 13-15 hours flight time.
Muscat International Airport is being redeveloped to increase its capacity to 12 million passengers per year. With the nation’s award winning carrier Oman Air connecting the Sultanate to more than 54 global destinations as well as operating over 140 flights per week to major cities in the GCC.
More than 29 international airlines provide access across the globe such as: Air India, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Egypt Air, Fly Dubai, Gulf Air, KLM, Qatar Airways, Swiss International and Thai Airways, to name a few.
With the expansion of Muscat International Airport and the Open Skies agreement between the USA and the Sultanate of Oman permitting unrestricted air service by airlines of both countries, announced on 4th July 2013, additional airline services are imminent.