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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Oman Air’s Refurbished Bangkok Airport Lounge Opens its Doors

Bangkok Lounge
Bangkok Lounge 
Oman Air has unveiled its refurbished lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport, in Bangkok. The expanded Oman Air Lounge offers even more facilities than its predecessor, within a significantly larger space.

The interior design features a natural colour scheme, enhanced by soft lighting which also reflects the Oman Air corporate colours. Traditional Omani artefacts are showcased in bespoke cabinets hung from the walls, and contemporary sculptures provide an additional focus for the eye.

With nearly 100 square metres of additional floor space, customers are now able to relax before their flights on one of the sumptuous new day beds within new rest area. In addition, the seating has been redesigned to be even more comfortable, and can now accommodate 72 customers instead of the previous 34.
Bangkok Lounge
Bangkok Lounge

Mouth-watering food and refreshments are available from a state-of-the-art buffet table and bar, echoing Oman Air’s internationally-acclaimed inflight dining. A sparkling shower room and luxury toiletries, as well as a baby-changing station, have also been added to the lounge’s extensive facilities.

Announcing the opening, Paul Gregorowitsch, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Air, said:
“We are proud to unveil the superb new Oman Air Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. Oman Air’s guests, and other air travellers at Bangkok, are invited to come along and discover the lounge’s calm and tranquil atmosphere, and its outstanding facilities. These are underpinned by Oman Air’s trademark hospitality, making the Oman Air Lounge the perfect place to relax and prepare for your flight.”

The lounge is available for Oman Air’s Business Class guests, as well as Silver and Gold tier Sindbad frequent flyer members. In addition, air travellers flying with other airlines are invited to use the Oman Air lounge on payment of THB 1500 for adults, or THB 750 for children.

The Oman Air Lounge at Bangkok is one of four dedicated premium lounges within the airline’s network, with the others located at Muscat and Salalah. In addition, Oman Air offers the Majan Lounge at Muscat International Airport for use by Sindbad members and, following payment of a modest fee, for the economy class guests of Oman Air and other airlines. Each lounge offers world-class levels of luxury, comfort and hospitality.

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 five 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 Staff Service, Middle East (Skytrax World Airline Awards 2014); 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. Oman Air was ranked highly in the American Express Executive Travel magazine’s list of the world’s best airlines, and also in Business Insider’s World’s Best Airlines 2014, and its exceptional support for sporting achievement was recognized at the Oman Sports Awards Gala in February 2014. More recently, Oman Air was named Best Business Class Airline – Middle East and Best Economy Class Airline – Middle East at the World Travel Awards 2014,


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