Airline Review: Oman Air

UPDATE: Oman Air No Longer Operates to Singapore. (2019)


Well, here is APP's first official Airline / Flight Review, featuring a short but in detail look into a relatively new and underated airline based out of Muscat; Oman Air. Oman Air was founded in 1993, based out its hub in Muscat, and flying to over 46 destinations in 27 countrys around the world. Its fleet consists of mostly Boeing 737s & A330s, with receiving their very first B787-8 recently. For most Singaporens whom travel to Kuala Lumpur, there are plenty of ways one could accomplish that, either by driving, taking a bus or flying. the SG - KL route is populated with many options of air travel. Oman Air is one option most Singaporens and Malaysians would overlook as a possible choice of air travel. Oman Air operates a flight from Muscat to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur daily giving rise to an opportunity for travellers here. Well I'm here to give my 2 cents about this possible route to take for most SG-KL travellers.

First off, the pricing to fly between SG-KL on Oman Air is not expensive. Its really affordable for a full fledge airline, specially on such a short route. Our journey to KL on Saturday only cost us 107SGD per pax for a return ticket on Economy Class. Now this price is bound to change mind you, but for a weekend flight out of Singapore, that is really not expensive seeing how her budget airline competitors could charge you almost 75SGD for a return ticket on some god forsaken hour and on such a tiny cramped up plane with no service and no baggage allowance at all. Did I mention Oman Air is NOT a budget airline?

Being a non budget airline comes with benefits such as 30kgs of baggage allowance on Economy class, and of course service of snacks and drinks for the short 45min flight. I feel the main selling point of travelling on Oman from SG to KL to SG is the timing of the flights. The flight WY0824 departs Singapore at 0730hrs, arrives in KLIA at around 0845hrs. Return flight on WY0823 departs KLIA at 2125hrs and reaches SG at around 2230hrs. Its perfect timing for business travellers or those looking for a day trip out of SIngapore. The baggage allowance allows one to shop and purchase items with no worries of baggage constraints on a smaller no frills airline. The larger A330 means more comfortable non cramped cabins, allowing more comfort for travellers, even though it is indeed a short flight.

A Look at the Cabin:

What can I say? The cabin Interior for our flight on Oman Air's Airbus A330-200/300 (we had one 200 for the outbound and 300 for the inbound flight) was better than what I had imagined. After recently flying on other big full fledge airlines (shall not name any here), I must say, I was impressed by the finishi