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Oman Air seals loyalty partnership deal with Qatar Airways

November 7, 2021

Oman Air, the national airline of the sultanate, has signed a reciprocal loyalty partnership with Qatar Airways, wherein members of Oman Air Sindbad and Qatar Airways Privilege Club can earn loyalty miles for travel on both airlines between Muscat and Doha exclusively, in either direction.

With this partnership Sindbad members can earn Sindbad miles on Qatar Airways flights on the sector; reciprocally, Privilege Club members can earn Qmiles on Oman Air flights, said the satement from Oman Air.

Members of both loyalty programmes will be able to redeem their miles for flights on either airline between the two cities, it stated.

On the strategic tieup, Oman Air CEO Abdulaziz Al Raisi said: 'The strong relationship between Oman Air and Qatar Airways offers a world of exciting travel possibilities and we’re delighted that our Sindbad members can now earn and redeem Sindbad miles for travel on Qatar Airways between Muscat and Doha.'

'We’re equally delighted to welcome Qatar Airways Privilege Club members on board Oman Air flights on the popular sector, where they can earn and spend Qmiles,' noted Al Raisi.

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker expressed delight at the launch of this new partnership with Oman Air, offering valued members flying between the two countries significant opportunities to earn and spend miles across both airlines.

'This new loyalty partnership cements our dedication to the Sultanate of Oman, and we will remain committed towards creating more unique opportunities to reward our members, in addition to offering various avenues to use Qmiles with our airline partners,' he added.

The reciprocal loyalty program partnership follows the strengthening of the relationship between both airlines and builds on the benefits of expanded code-sharing.

In December last year, Oman Air and Qatar Airways announced greater cooperation that would allow both airlines to expand commercial operations, boost connectivity and enhance travel options, said the statement from the Omani carrier.

Code-share expansion will significantly increase the number of destinations available to Oman Air passengers from three to 65 on Qatar Airways’ network across Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, India, and the Middle East.

Qatar Airways passengers too will benefit from additional connectivity, with the ability to book travel on an additional six destinations across Africa and Asia in Oman Air’s network.

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