Oman Air’s MiCE focus

Adding new destinations to their network in ME, Oman Air is also strengthening efforts to promote Oman as a MiCE destination. Shahzad Naqvi, Country Manager for UAE, Oman Air, shares the airline’s state-of-the-art facilities and future plans.

TT Bureau

With the opening of the new airport what has been introduced to the Oman Air customers?
The service is especially valuable for premium passengers, travelling on short flights worldwide, who can use the lounge to sleep and skip breakfast on board and freshen up ahead of their day in the city. The Arrival Lounge is for every premium international passenger, who is travelling by Oman Air, and disembarking at Muscat International Airport for a short period, before transiting.

What are the new offerings?
Last year, Oman Air took delivery of its second 3-class Dreamliner that features eight First Class Private Suites, 24 Business Class seats and 232 Economy Class seats. Guests travelling aboard this aircraft in First Class can experience one of the longest 180 degrees flat-bed seats available on any commercial airliner. Fully enclosed, the suite has 55-inch extra tall doors to ensure complete privacy. All classes will feature ‘Aria’, a new state-of-the-art Thales Integrated In-Flight Entertainment System.

Describe the performance over the past few months this year?
This year, we started operations to Alexandria and Athens in May and June respectively.

Are there any codeshares or new routes planned for the next quarter?
Oman Air extended its codeshare with Gulf Air recently to include Tbilisi in Georgia, Baku in Azerbaijan, Gassim in Saudi Arabia, Beirut in Lebanon, flights to and from Muscat to Bahrain, Salalah and Khasab in Oman, Nairobi in Kenya, Zanzibar in Tanzania, Goa and Lucknow in India, Kathmandu in Nepal and Jakarta in Indonesia. Also, codeshare arrangements with Kenyan Airways have been expanded.

Do share some of the plans for the rest of the year.
The commercial teams are implementing new plans which will be revealed soon.

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