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Air Canada and Oman Air To Form New Partnership in 2022

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When you think of Air Canada and partnerships, you typically think of airlines within the Star Alliance, such as United, Lufthansa, Aegean, and other carriers. Air Canada is introducing a new partner to the mix with Oman Air, and the relationship will begin in the early part of 2022.

Air Canada/Oman Air Partnership

Oman Air is based in Muscat, Oman, and provides a central Middle Eastern connecting point for itineraries across the globe. Star Alliance doesn’t really have many Middle Eastern options for transit, so by partnering with Air Canada, Aeroplan will soon be able to offer additional opportunities to earn and redeem points.

How To Use Aeroplan Points To Fly Oman Air

Oman Air business class
Oman Air offers a very well-rated business class suite on its flights to and from Muscat, and these can soon be booked using Aeroplan points. Image Credit: Oman Air

With this partnership, you’ll soon be able to redeem Aeroplan points to fly on a mix of 45+ airlines, including Oman Air.

Oman Air currently does not fly to the U.S., so the most strategic use of Oman Air will be for flights originating in Europe to Muscat (MCT) or connecting in Oman and then further into Asia (like Bangkok (BKK)). Using Star Alliance or partner airlines beyond Muscat makes for limitless redemption opportunities.

One-way redemptions in the Atlantic zone from European hubs like Athens (ATH), Frankfurt (FRA), Istanbul (IST), Paris (CDG), and Zürich (ZRH) to Muscat (MCT) start at 25,000 points for economy class, 45,000 points for business class, and 65,000 points for first class.

Hot Tip: While you will soon be able to redeem Aeroplan points on Oman Air flights, we expect details on how to earn Aeroplan points on Oman Air flights to be released soon.

Aeroplan Transfer Partners

You can turn these transferrable currencies into Aeroplan points for use on Oman Air:

Amex points, Capital One miles, and Chase points transfer to Aeroplan at a 1:1 ratio almost instantly. Marriott Bonvoy points transfer at a 3:1 ratio within 5 business days. You will receive a 5,000-point bonus when you transfer 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

Final Thoughts

It’s always great to have new ways to redeem points, and since most major rewards currencies can be transferred into Aeroplan points, these new opportunities to fly on Oman Air are very beneficial to customers. Not to mention, its premium cabin product is very well-rated and you’ll be able to use Aeroplan points to fly in style!

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About James Larounis

James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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