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Thursday, July 11, 2013

The annual Oman Air Golf Classic is set to tee off

The annual Oman Air Golf Classic is set to tee off
The annual Oman Air Golf Classic is set to tee off

Oman Air Golf Classic 2013

The annual Oman Air Golf Classic 2013 is set to tee off at the Victoria Golf and Country Resort at Digana, Kandy, on 10th and 11th of August 2013. Organised by the Victoria Golf and Country Resort and sponsored by Oman Air, the tournament will feature prominent golf enthusiasts from the Middle East and Sri Lanka facing off for the top spots. The announcement was made at a press conference that saw the participation of Gihan Karunaratne, Country Manager - Sri Lanka Maldives, Oman Air, Errol Johnston - General Manager, Victoria Golf & Country Club and Dhanushika Medagoda - Manager Golf Marketing & Events, Victoria Golf & Country. 
Oman Air Golf Classic 2013
Oman Air Golf Classic 2013

This year's tournament will feature the participation of over 100 golfers, with the winners receiving a grand prize of a voucher worth Rs.100,000/- from Oman Air. The golfers will be taking to the green for the positions of Overall winner and Runner up, plus Gross Winner, Nearest to the pin and Longest Driver in both the ladies and gents categories. 

Commenting of the tournament, Gihan Karunaratne, Country Manager - Sri Lanka & Maldives, Oman Air, said: “I am pleased to announce the 4th Oman Air Golf Classic, which has become a much awaited golfing tournament in Sri Lanka. Oman Air has been closely associated with the sport of golf and has taken the lead in popularising the sport in the region. Oman Air values its presence in Sri Lanka and we are delighted to be playing a key role in promoting Sri Lanka as a premier golfing destination in the region." 

Victoria Golf and Country Resort is a 500-acre estate on the edge of the vast Victoria reservoir and overlooked by the Knuckles mountain range. The Victoria Golf and Country Resort features an award- winning Donald Steele,-designed golf course which offers challenging terrain for golfers. The cool climate and the picturesque greens render Victoria Golf and Country Resort a unique location for golfers to indulge in their favourite sport. The golf course was voted ‘Best in the Subcontinent from 2005‘ by Asian Golf Monthly and ranked in top 100 ‘Most Beautiful Courses in the World‘ by Golfers Digest.

Commenting on the welcome return of the Oman Air Golf Classic in 2013, The General Manager - Victoria Golf and Country Resort, Errol Johnston, promises that the golf course, will be in excellent condition for the event. ‘The PGA rated, course is nevertheless challenging and is a true test of participants‘ golfing prowess. in the past years this event has resulted in some worthy winners both from overseas and within Sri Lanka. This year the prize list has been enhanced giving the players an added incentive to compete at their highest level. Victoria Golf and Country Resort, is proud to host this open golf event, and looks forward to some good golf and an entertaining week-end for local and overseas guests.’

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About Oman Air 

As the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, Oman Air ( prides itself on offering guests a welcome that mirrors the genuine warmth and hospitality of this remarkable country. 

Founded in 1993, Oman Air's first flight was from Muscat to Salalah and the airline has since expanded to offer direct flights to key Gulf, European, African and Asian destinations. in doing so, Oman Air has played a major role in enabling Muscat to become a vital traffic hub in the Middle East. offering a thriving background for business and tourism. 

Owned 99.61% by the government of Oman, the airline's headquarters are based at Muscat International Airport in Muscat, Oman. 

Oman Air's international fleet consists of Boeing 737s and Airbus A3305 widebody jets. To date, the fleet strength is 15 B737s, three A330-200s and three A330-300s. in addition to 2 ATR 42-500s aircraft. During 2011, one additional A330s will be entering service. The airline also has six Boeing 737s Dreamliners and five Embraer E1755 aircraft on order. 

The airline currently operates direct international flights from Muscat to major Gulf destinations, such as Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait and Riyadh. In addition, Oman Air flies to ten destinations in India - Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Delhi, Lucknow. Bangalore, Kozhikode and Jaipur; to Chittagong in Bangladesh. Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad in Pakistan, London Heathrow, Bangkok in Thailand, Cairo. Beirut and Amman, Jordan, Frankfurt and Munich in Germany, Paris in France, Male in the Maldives and Colombo in Sri Lanka. On 1st May 2010 Oman Air launched flights to Kuala Lumpur and to Dar Es Salaam since June 2010. Within the Middle East, flights to Al Ain and Ras Al Khaima in UAE were also introduced in May 2010. 

Oman Air's on-time performance (OTP) exceeds 95% and continues to improve. 

Last November, Oman Air unveiled its new Airbus A330 Economy, Business and First Class cabins. Each cabin offers fantastic comfort, space and in-flight entertainment that offers audio video on demand and live satellite TV. The current introduction of mobile and wi-fi connectivity in all classes, a world first, has seen the A330-300 described as “the most highly connected international widebody in operation today". Economy seats have a 34-inch pitch and the lie-flat Business Class seat offers greater levels of comfort and amenity than many other airlines’ first class products. The First Class cabin is one of the most luxurious available anywhere and, with just six seats and an exclusive lounge area. is reminiscent of private jet travel. 

Oman Air's investment in new technology, planning and innovative products confirm the airline as a major Middle East carrier and international airline and provide the foundation for further sustainable growth over the years to come. Oman Air became the first airline in the world to introduce both OnAir intemet and OnAir mobile phone services. 

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