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Friday, September 19, 2014

Oman Air Offers 15% Off Flights For Bank Muscat Oman Air Credit Card Holders

Bank Muscat Oman Air cobranded card
Bank Muscat Oman Air cobranded card
OmanAir has launched a fantastic special promotion exclusively for the Bank Muscat Oman Air Credit Card holders.

Between 15th September and 30th November 2014, holders of the Bank Muscat Oman Air Credit Card – all of whom are also members of Oman Air’s Sindbad programme can enjoy a 15 per cent discount on flights to any one of 24 destinations within Oman Air’s network. Tickets must be booked online at and payment of the discounted fare must be made using a Bank Muscat Oman Air Credit Card.

The Bank Muscat Oman Air co-branded Credit Card was launched in September 2013 at a ceremony attended by His Excellency Darwish bin Ismail Al Balushi, the Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs, and the Chairman of Oman Air, also AbdulRazak Ali Issa, Chief Executive of Bank Muscat.

This card allows customers to benefit from a world of exclusive privileges and benefits, including membership of Oman Air’s Sindbad frequent flyer programme. Notably, benefits accrue on all card transactions, and for every Omani Rial spent on the card, cardholders are rewarded with the addition of two miles to their Sindbad account. The accumulated miles can be redeemed for Oman Air tickets and flight upgrades.
Sindbad membership is available at three levels: Blue, Silver and Gold. Each level reflects the number of air miles accrued during the customer’s membership, and all levels are eligible for a range of benefits. With a large, and growing, list of partners, Sindbad members can earn miles by booking hotels or hire cars, shopping at Muscat Duty Free, or even learning a new language.

As privileged Sindbad members, Bank Muscat Oman Air Credit Card holders are entitled to earn and accumulate Sindbad Miles on all card transactions and enjoy fast-tracking to Sindbad Silver Tier membership. Cardholders are also among a select few eligible for upgrade to the World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat, and they receive regular exclusive offers through Oman Air and their leading merchant and retailer partners. The card is accepted worldwide, enables secure online shopping, and provides free travel protection insurance and 24 hour customer care.

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, Madina, 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 also has 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 43 departure points within its network to Doha. In addition, Oman Air, has a codeshare partnership with Ethiopian Airlines on the Muscat and Addis Ababa sectors, as well as codeshare agreements with Royal Jordanian, enabling that airline’s customers to fly with Oman Air between Muscat and Amman and Oman Air’s customers to fly with Royal Jordanian between Amman and Beirut. A partnership with Turkish Airlines allows passengers to book with either airline to fly between Muscat and Istanbul, with the flights being operated by Turkish Airlines. A further codeshare agreement with Sri Lankan Airlines offers Oman Air’s customers the opportunity to book seats on Sri Lankan Airline’s services from Muscat to Singapore, Male, and China via Colombo. In turn, Sri Lankan Airlines’ customers are able to book onto Oman Air’s flights from Colombo to Zurich via the Omani Capital of Muscat.

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 has six Boeing 737-900ERs on order, and will be 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); Best In-flight Connectivity & Communications award in The 2011 Passenger Choice Awards; as well as recognition in the TravelPlus Amenity Bag Awards 2010 (three Gold, one Silver), 2011 (two Gold, one bronze), 2012 (one Gold) and 2013 (one Gold); the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky Awards 2010 (Silver) and 2012 (two Gold). Over the last year, Oman Air has also won two awards at the Arab Tourism Media awards, and three categories of the Oman Web Awards, was named Best Business Class Airlines – Middle East and Best Economy Class Airline – Middle East at the World Travel Awards 2014, and was ranked highly in the American Express Executive Travel magazine’s list of the world’s best airlines, Business Insider’s World’s Best Airlines 2014 and Bilanz magazine’s Best 25 Airlines 2014.


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