Oman’s national airline Oman Air operates seven direct flights a week on the Muscat-Chittagong-Chittagong route. Four domestic and foreign airlines operate 16 flights a week on this route from Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport. Oman Air has the highest flight and passenger capacity. The airline plans to increase its flights in the future.
Oman Air operates three flights a week on the Dhaka-Muscat route while it operates seven flights from Chittagong. 16-seater Boeing 737-800 aircraft transport passengers from Chittagong; But their passenger demand is so high that at least two flights a week are carrying passengers with that luxurious Dreamliner. Its passenger transport capacity is 26 people.
Oman Air’s Regional Vice President Sunil Va said in a long talk with this reporter at the Iftar party held at Peninsula Hotel in Chittagong on Thursday.
He said, ‘We are transporting maximum passengers from Chittagong. Most of our passengers are expatriates from Chittagong who are working or going to work in Oman. Apart from this, we are getting a lot of transit passengers who are going to different countries of the world through Muscat. We will increase the number of flights soon as passenger demand increases. At the same time, there are plans to operate flights with large aircraft like the Dreamliner.
Praising the infrastructure development of Chittagong, Sunil Va said, if these projects are launched, the importance of Chittagong will increase a lot. Lots of domestic and foreign passengers will use Chittagong Airport. At the same time, we are looking into the issue of opening Cox’s Bazar International Airport.
Ahmed Yusuf Walid, President and CEO of Air Galaxy Bangladesh, GSA (General Sales Agent) of Oman Air Bangladesh, said, “Most of the passengers in Chittagong have opted for Oman Air. We want to increase the flight by maintaining that confidence. For this we always offer competitive rent. ‘
Hajj Agencies Association Chittagong President Shah Alam, Oman Air Senior Sales Manager Mohammad Zahidul Hasan, Chittagong in-charge. Asif Chowdhury, Assistant Manager (Chittagong Airport Operations) Sumit Biswas and others were present.
It is learned that Oman Air has a maximum of seven flights out of 16 flights a week from Chittagong to Muscat. Five flights are from Oman’s budget airline Salam Air. On the other hand, state-owned Biman Bangladesh Airlines and private US-Bangla are operating three flights a week.
Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport Director Wing Commander Farhad Hossain Khan said, “When the number of passengers increases, Oman Air transports passengers with Dreamliner. At Chittagong Airport, only Bangladesh Biman transports passengers to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Jeddah with Dreamliner. Oman Air is the only foreign airline that carries passengers with Dreamliner. We are ready to approve additional flights if passenger demand increases.