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Lights Go Out As Oman Air Marks Earth Hour

Oman Air HQ
Oman Air HQ
The lights went out across Oman
Air’s network of 43 international destinations, as Oman Air, the national
carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, joined millions of people around the world in
marking Earth Hour.
Earth Hour is a campaign which
was launched by WWF in 2007. It has since grown into a global movement which
crowdsources actions from individuals, businesses, organisations and
governments to generate environmental outcomes, encouraging innovation and
creativity for the planet.
The airline’s headquarters in
Muscat, Oman, took the lead for Oman Air and was joined by all its stations
across the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa in confirming its commitment to
protecting the environment. Only Oman Air’s essential services were exempt from
taking part in the initiative.

Dr Khalid Abdulwahab Al Balushi,
Senior Manager – Government Affairs at Oman Air, said:
“Oman Air was once again proud to
take part in Earth Hour this weekend, when we switched off the lights in all
but our most essential services in order to raise awareness of the need to
protect our planet.
“This is the fourth consecutive
year that Oman Air has joined millions of people on every continent in drawing
attention to the role that each of us can play in minimising our environmental
impact. I would like to thank all of our staff, throughout our network, not
only for participating in Earth Hour, but also for playing an active part in
moving Oman Air’s environmental programme forward.”

Oman Air’s participation in this year’s
Earth Hour continues the airline’s efforts to reduce its environmental impact.
Ongoing initiatives include energy reduction and waste reduction strategies,
increasing the local sourcing of supplies, operating smaller aircraft on short
haul routes and replacing older aircraft with new, more fuel-efficient models.
This includes the forthcoming delivery of six Boeing B787 Dreamliners, which
are 20 per cent more fuel efficient, deliver 20 per cent fewer emissions, and
offer a 60 per cent smaller noise footprint than equivalent aircraft. 

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