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|Oman Air Announces New Appointment Of |
General Sales Agent In Spain And Portugal
Oman Air has announced the new appointment of a General Sales Agent for Spain and Portugal.
Summerwind GSA, with more than 25 years of experience in the commercial aviation sector, has been selected as Oman Air´s representative for the territories of the Iberian Peninsula.
The appointment of Summerwind GSA will ensure easy access for Spanish and Portuguese customers to Oman Air’s outstanding products and services, together with the airline’s highly competitive fares, as well as signalling the carrier’s commitment to expanding its presence to include all European markets as important points of sale for Oman Air’s international network.
Welcoming the appointment, Abdulrazaq Al Raisi, Chief Commercial Officer for Oman Air, said:
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Summerwind GSA to represent Oman Air in Spain and Portugal and we look forward to their support in helping Oman Air to increase sales within this important market. With European destinations including London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Milan, outstanding frequencies and superb connections through Muscat International Airport, Oman Air already plays a major part in enabling air travellers to fly to the Middle East, Africa and Asia and we are, of course, the airline of choice for travel to Oman. We look forward to welcoming more passengers from Spain and Portugal as Summerwind GSA spread the word about our award-winning hospitality and onboard services.”
In addition to Oman Air’s European destinations, the Airline flies to a growing range of exciting destinations, including ten in India and three in Pakistan, as well as Male, Colombo, Kathmandu, Chittagong, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. In Africa, Oman Air serves Cairo, Dar-Es-Salaam and Zanzibar, whilst in the Middle East, Oman Air flies to Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Madinah, Manama, Kuwait, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Amman, Beirut and Tehran. Domestic routes include services between Muscat, Salalah and Khasab.
Oman Air has received extensive international acclaim for the quality of its products and services, including being named by airline quality experts Skytrax, for two years in a row, as offering ther Best Business Class Airline Seat in the World.
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About Oman Air
Oman Air is the flagship carrier of the Sultanate of Oman and an Official 4 Star Airline (Skytrax 2011). Founded in 1993, the airline has since witnessed massive growth and has played a major role in making Muscat an important traffic hub in the Middle East, supporting the commercial, industrial and tourism sectors.
The airline currently operates direct international flights from Muscat to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Tehran and Kuwait, in the Gulf region, as well as Cairo, Beirut and Amman within the wider Middle East region.
In addition, Oman Air flies to ten destinations in India (Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Delhi, Lucknow, Bangalore, Kozhikode and Jaipur), Chittagong in Bangladesh, Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan, Kathmandu in Nepal and Colombo in Sri Lanka. Oman Air also flies to the Maldives, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam. Its European destinations are London, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt, Paris and Zurich.
Oman Air has also codeshare partnerships with Emirates Airlines giving travellers better connectivity and an extended range of services between Dubai and Muscat as well as with Qatar Airways allowing Oman Air’s customers to book flights from any of the 42 departure points within its network to Doha, the capital of Qatar. Earlier this year, Oman Air, entered into a codeshare partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier of Ethiopia on the Muscat and Addis Ababa sectors, which will offer greater choice for customers of the two airlines.
Oman Air’s fleet currently consists of four Airbus A330-200s, three Airbus A330-300s, 17 Boeing 737-700s/800s, four Embraer E175s and two ATR 42s. Six Boeing 787 Dreamliners are on order for delivery from 2015, three Airbus A330s are expected from December 2014 and six Boeing 737-800s will be added to the fleet, also from 2014. In addition, Oman Air announced at the Paris Air Show 2013 an order for six Boeing 737-900ERs – the first Gulf carrier to take the aircraft. By 2016, Oman Air’s total fleet size is expected to be around 50 aircraft.
Oman Air’s outstanding aircraft interiors include its First Class Mini Suite, which provides each of the six First Class passengers with direct aisle access and converts to the longest lie-flat seat in the skies. The A330’s 20 award-winning Business Class seats each provide direct aisle access, ample storage space and the latest technological amenities. Economy Class seats offer adjustable head and leg rests, together with generous leg and elbow room.
A state of the art in-flight entertainment system features individual seatback screens, audio and video on demand and live satellite TV. In addition, Oman Air has pioneered both mobile telephony and Internet connectivity on board its flights and this is available in all three classes.
Superb new First and Business Class lounges have been opened at Muscat International Airport, featuring elegant and tranquil relaxation areas, complimentary spa treatments and à la carte dining. A lounge-to-aircraft limousine service is also offered to First Class passengers at Muscat.
Oman Air’s commitment to quality, comfort and a seamless passenger experience has resulted in international acclaim, including: Best Business Class Seat in the World (Skytrax World Airline Awards 2011, 2012); Service Excellence, Middle East (Skytrax World Airline Awards 2011); Best Luxury Airline, Middle East (Business Destinations Awards 2011, 2012, 2013); Technological Innovation of the Year (Aviation Business Awards 2010); as well as recognition in the TravelPlus Amenity Bag Awards 2010 (three Gold, one Silver), 2011 (two Gold, one bronze), 2012 (one Gold); the Cellars in the Sky Awards 2010 (Silver) and 2012 (two Gold), the KLIA Awards 2011, the 2009 Vision Awards (one Silver, one Bronze) and the Travel Industry Club Awards 2010 (Silver), TTG Travel Award 2011 as Commended Airline of the Year, Best In-flight Connectivity & Communications award in The 2011 Passenger Choice Awards in Seattle USA, The Airline of the Year Award at France's Lauriers d'Or du Voyage d'Affaires, Top Resa 2011.