In the near future, Russia may restore direct air transportation to Oman, while an Omani carrier will fly on the Muscat-Moscow route.
This information was voiced in an interview by the Russian Ambassador to Oman, Ilya Morgunov. Moreover, the supply of tourists will be one of the main goals of this transportation, the expert also noted.
According to him, Oman will be able to compete in terms of attractiveness with the UAE, although the country is “a little more expensive”.
Negotiations on the restoration of transportation will be held in end of May, Mr. Morgunov emphasized. First of all, the diplomat recalled that Oman takes the most neutral position on the issue of international conflicts, and relations between the Russian Federation and Oman were not affected and were not subject to sanctions. So, the country's tourism prospects are quite good.
Oman has opened for Russian tourists in the pre-Covid period, then the process was interrupted and only this year began to gradually recover. The prospects are very good.
The ambassador added that direct flights between Moscow and Muscat are planned to be resumed by the national Omani carrier in the near future. "We hope that the relevant negotiations will be resumed in Moscow in the end of May this year," the Russian ambassador to Oman stressed.