I’d like to know what Omni Air International is. I did some research and they don’t seem to have a hub so I’d like to know where they fly and what their hubs are.
Mostly a military charter.
They fly military soldiers where?
All over the place, germany, Middle East etc. You will see them stopping off at Shannon a lot.
Omni Air International is an American charter airline based in Tulsa and based at Tulsa International Airport.
But why do military soldiers use that and not fly in military aircraft like the C-130?
Bigger, safer, faster aircraft.
777 is bigger and can fly faster and longer distances
They mostly do military charters, yes. They have 777s and 767s and operate a relatively large base out of AFW.
It flies US Armed Forces troops to their places around the world.
Oh ok, so basically if I wanted to fly with that in IF where should I go from Tulsa?
Basically anywhere, but the Middle East and Germany are where US troops are most likely to go in real life.
Omni Air International is a Charter Airline based in the United States. It specializes in passenger charter flights and Aircraft Crew Maintenance Insurance (ACMI) Some of these flights are used by the United States Military to transport some of their troops around the world.
They are based in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have bases in Dallas, Las Vegas, Seattle, Honolulu, and Baltimore along with Tulsa. They have a fleet of 767 and 777 aircraft for a total of 14.
I’ve seen routes from AFW to Riverside and Wheeler-Sack, just to name two.
Omni Air doesn’t have set routes (sorta) and is primarily contracted for US Military movements, though they do other civil charters as well for sports or whatever else. For larger mobilizations of an entire unit they’d often go to an actual base and transport troops/sailors/marines overseas.
Otherwise, they typically fly out of Baltimore (BWI) as a rotator which is loaded with all branches of service rather than picking up a single branch from their particular base. Out of Baltimore you can try destinations like Shannon, Ramstein, Incirlik, and Kuwait City.
I flew with Omni on both of my deployments. They were fantastic!
Wait, you were part of the military?
Air Traffic Controller in the USAF for 6 years, final deployment overseas in late 2018, separated from the Air Force in 2019 and now work for the FAA. :)
Well then thank you for your service!
WOW that’s so cool! I’m currently part of the Canadian Air Cadets (CAC), which is a branch of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
@Philippe_Gilbert Two OAI flights in the air right now: Gulfport to Fort Worth/Alliance and Misawa to Seattle.