Oman Air has announced that its first long haul destination from Muscat will be daily flights to London Gatwick from this November. The airline will fly a 2 class A 330-300 six times a week and once a week an A 310-300.
The flight schedule is as follows :
WY 905 Dep MCT 1600 Arr LGW 2030
WY 906 Dep LGW 2230 Arr MCT 0945+1
My comments :
These flight timings are ok for LHR too as the airport has slots avbl during this time of the night and therefore its surprising to see LGW chosen over LHR. However, once the Omani Govt forces GF to suspend its MCT-LHR flights, one can expect WY to fill up the gap and switch their operations to LHR. In addition, these flight timings into LGW offer no decent onward connections to the Indian subcontinent in either direction.