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Oman Air Promotes The Sultanate’s Tourism Potentials

Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai

Oman’s
beauty attracts international movie makers

With
Oman Air’s support and assistance, the Sultanate of Oman is to be showcased to
international movie-goers, as Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Again gains its
theatrical release.
The
movie, which was directed by Milan Luthria and stars Sonakshi Sinha, Imran Khan
and Bollywood’s leading action hero Akshay Kumar, was filmed in and around the
Omani capital of Muscat and its launch follows the success of its predecessor,
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai.

Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai

Once
Upon A Time in Mumbai Again enjoyed a major promotional push at a press
conference hosted by the Oman Ministry of Tourism on Friday 2nd August at the
Taj Lands End, Bandra, Mumbai.
As
the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, Oman Air was proud to help
publicise the country’s outstanding natural beauty, picturesque towns and
cities and rich culture by providing transport and logistical services for the
movie’s 130-strong cast and crew.
Once
in Oman, all associated with Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Again had the
opportunity to discover the Sultanate’s pristine coastline, rugged mountains,
awe-inspiring deserts and abundant wildlife. Beyond the area in and around
Muscat, where much of the filming took place, Oman is also known for natural
phenomena such as the Al Hoota caves, the Khareef (monsoon) – which is unique
to the southern tip of Arabia and brings cooling relief from the summer heat –
and Salalah’s anti-gravity point, where vehicles appear able to roll uphill.
Sharing
his views of Muscat and Oman Air Akshay Kumar commented “The city has been
quite friendly to me and I have always enjoyed the experience of shooting here.
While I haven’t travelled around Oman, I found the city of Muscat to be quaint,
charming and picturesque. It has a beautiful old-world charm about it. And Oman
Air made our trip thoroughly enjoyable with their superb services on and off
the flight!”
The
film’s Director Milan Luthria and Producers Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor of
Balaji Telefilms Ltd., also expressed their sincere and heartfelt thanks and
appreciation to Oman Air for extending their hospitality which they said left
them all “genuinely impressed.”
Sonakshi
Sinha cound’t stop singing the praises of Oman Air and said that “I am now
eagerly waiting for my next trip to this beautiful country of Oman and it goes
without saying that I will be only flying Oman Air, as I find them really
superb !”

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, 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 has also 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 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.
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 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.
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); 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.
www.omanair.com

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