Emirates adds extra Muscat service

Emirates is marking the 10th anniversary of its first flight to Muscat by adding another daily service from 1st July 2003. The new service will leave Dubai at 22:45, arriving in Muscat at 23:45.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  June 15, 2003

Emirates is marking the 10th anniversary of its first flight to Muscat by adding another daily service from 1st July 2003. The new service will leave Dubai at 22:45, arriving in Muscat at 23:45, thereby giving passengers an alternative to the existing 08:15 daily service.

“The new double daily is in response to the escalating demand for the airline’s service in the GCC and the Middle East. From Dubai, passengers can connect to Emirates’ ever expanding network of destinations, which will include Moscow on 1st July, Auckland from 1st August, Brisbane on 26th October and Lagos on 1st December. The new flight is perceived as a convenient option for busy executives wanting to return at night after attending business meetings in Muscat or Dubai during the day,” says Hamad Obaidalla, Emirate’s general manager, GCC, Yemen & Iran.

To support the new service, Emirates will give passengers a bonus of 10,000 Skywards miles, equivalent to a free return flight to Dubai, if they make a return journey from Muscat to one of 24 destinations in Europe, Far East and Africa. 5,000 Skywards miles will be given for a one-way journey. Bookings commence from 15th June and the outbound travel requires to be completed within the validity period, before 31st August.

First Class passengers from Muscat will also be entitled to two nights’ free stay in a junior suite at the Jumeirah Beach Club on bed and breakfast basis. They will also be given the choice of one value added service from a pool of offerings that include Balinese massage, a Dune dinner safari with Arabian Adventure and a round of golf at The Montgomerie, Dubai. Business Class passengers get one night’s free stay in a deluxe seaview room at the Ritz-Carlton on the same basis and with similar choices of extra bonuses.

Emirates has also upgraded its services to Muscat, by introducing an Airbus 330-200. It began operations in 1993 with an Airbus 300-600.

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