|Oman Air Celebrates 20 Years Of Its Muscat-Kuwait Service|
Oman Air is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its
service between Muscat International Airport and Kuwait International Airport.
The service, which links two key capital cities in the Gulf region, was
launched on 14th January 1994 and has proved extremely popular with
both business and leisure travellers.
Africa for Oman Air, commented:
|WY at airport|
that Oman Air launched, following its launch in 1993 and its success illustrates
the strong ties that exist between the two countries.
a world-class international airline, customers on this route have witnessed
continual improvements and the standards of our onboard hospitality, comfort
and punctuality have never been higher.
anniversary to thank all those involved in the long-term success of our
Muscat/Kuwait service, especially our loyal customers and all those staff who
have contributed over the years to ensuring that Oman Air delivers an
outstanding passenger experience.
Century air travel for the people of Oman and Kuwait not just for the next 20-
years, but also for many years beyond.”
Boeing B737s and Embraer E175s are utilised on the route.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.