Atheer – Mohammed Al-Araimi
Today, the “Royal Airships” Company obtained a commercial operation permit for its balloons, after completing the requirements for granting the license from the Civil Aviation Authority.
In contact with “Atheer” with the company, she said that in the first year it is targeting trips in the Sharqiya sands and Bidiyah, and is working to operate in other areas in the future after obtaining licenses from the concerned authorities.
Regarding the prices of balloons, the company explained that they will start from 80 riyals per person, noting that there are special prices for Omanis and residents at prices starting from 59 riyals on weekdays and on weekends 69 riyals per person, and for children aged 6-10 years, a 50% discount, and the duration of the trip 40 minutes to an hour.
As for the period of operation of the balloons, the company stated that it will be operated in the state of Bidiyah during the winter season and tourist events, with continuous flights daily, depending on the weather conditions, with two balloons with a capacity of 12 people per balloon, indicating that there is an expansion plan to increase the number of balloons in the future according to demand.-
The company stated that all airships are manufactured in Europe according to international aviation standards with the highest specifications and standards. The pilots also have an experience of no less than 12 years in the field of flying in balloons, confirming that they have obtained all licenses from authorities such as the Civil Aviation Authority, the Royal Oman Police, the Civil Defense Authority and others.
The company said that the aim of the project is to provide quality and different tourism services to residents and tourists visiting the Sultanate of Oman and to provide job opportunities for Omanis, explaining that the Sultanate of Oman is the fifth country in which the Royal Balloon Company operates, as the company operates approximately 22 balloons in all these countries for more than 15 years.
It is noteworthy that the account of the North Al Sharqiyah Governorate published a tweet via its Twitter account on November 28, 2022 AD, in which it said that His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Ahmed bin Mashari Al Shamsi, Governor of North Al Sharqiyah, received the Royal Balloon Company, which will soon start its work in Bidiyah, in the framework of support Tourism, economic and recreational investment in the province.