Oman Airports Management, Polish Airports To Jointly Push For Nonstop Connection

(L-R): Stanisław Wojtera, President of Polskie Porty Lotnicze and Sheikh Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni, President of Oman Airports Management Company

Stanisław Wojtera (left), president of Polskie Porty Lotnicze, and Sheikh Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni, president of Oman Airports Management Company.

Credit: Oman Airports Management Company

State-owned airport operators Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) and Polish Airports signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote the development of nonstop routes between the countries and share best practices.

OAMC manages Oman’s airports, including Muscat International Airport, while Polish Airports runs Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW), Zielona Góra Airport and Radom-Sadków Airport.

There are currently no nonstop flights between Oman and Poland.

According to Polish Airports, goals outlined in the MOU include promoting both business and leisure travel between the countries, pushing for nonstop routes, addressing common challenges facing airports and sharing lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MOU “is an expression of the common will to establish close cooperation in order to develop and improve aviation services both at airports in Poland and in the Middle East,” Polish Airports says. “As part of this declaration, both parties undertake to jointly seek new opportunities for cooperation, exchange experiences in the field of airport management and implement projects aimed at encouraging airlines to launch direct routes between countries.”

Polish Airports says expanding international cooperation, such as the partnership with OAMC, will help highlight “the potential of Chopin Airport as a key transport hub in Poland and the region of Central and Eastern Europe.”

The planned eventual replacement for WAW, the Centralny Port Komunikacyjny Airport, is facing uncertainty following the Polish government’s dismissal last month of the development project’s entire supervisory board and CEO Mikołaj Wild.

However, four new board members have since been appointed to push the project forward.

Aaron Karp

Aaron Karp is a Contributing Editor to the Aviation Week Network.