Oman Air began to lift stranded passengers from Doha after the crisis.
Oman Air has increased flights by 25 per cent since Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut transport links to Qatar on June 5.
The airline, which made a loss of 129.5 million rials (Dh1.24 billion) in 2016, is using five new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to bridge the air transport gap between Qatar and the four countries.
One niche market the state-owned carrier is now exploiting is Egyptian expatriates in Qatar who want to fly to their homeland from Doha. There are about 100,000 Egyptians working in Qatar, most of them in the government sector whose contracts provide them with flights home on Qatar Airways for their annual holidays.
Services to India will also have the ‘Oman touch’ now. Aircraft were crossing UAE air space and UAE air space and flying over Arabian Sea to India. Now, they will fly over Oman air space above Arabian Sea, and via Iran and Pak border to India….