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Oman Air-Cargolux Cooperation Adds Second Flight To Chennai

Date: 11 August 2015 The partnership between Oman Air and Cargolux, launched in April 2015, introduced a second frequency to Chennai from 11th August 2015.

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Oman Air Continues Its Support To Salalah Tourism Festival

Date: 09 August 2015 Oman Air continues it support as the Official Airline of the annual Salalah Tourism Festival signifying the airline's long-term commitment to the event, which it has supported for many years. As part of the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman's participation in the Festival, Oman Air has set up a stall in the Festival grounds. Experienced staff are on hand to help visitors discover more about the airline's new products and services, find out about Oman Air's network and flight schedules, and make bookings. In addition, a number of special events are being held, during which Oman Air gives away air tickets and other gifts to winners and participants.

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Oman Air Partners To Empower Students With Special Needs

Date: 05 August 2015 Oman Air has partnered with the Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises and the Al Raffad Fund to help empower students in Oman who have special needs. The partnership resulted in a workshop, held in Muscat, which emphasised the importance of providing financial backing for special needs students to develop their skills and provide them with a vocation. In addition, a presentation was given for the students. In the course of the presentation, the significance of economic independence, and the steps to create one's own business were explained. The availability of practical and financial support provided by the Al Raffad Fund was also outlined.

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Oman Air Appoints New Country Manager For Oman

Date: 04 August 2015 Oman Air has announced the appointment of Jamal Al Azki as Country Manager for the Sultanate of Oman (Centre). His new role is based in the Omani capital of Muscat. Al Azki took up his new position on 1st July and previously held the position of Country Manager, UK and Ireland, for Oman Air. Following Mr Al Azki's appointment, Oman Air's Chief Operating Officer, Abdulrahaman Al-Busaidy, said:

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Oman Air Unveils Outstanding Muscat Lounges Following Refurbishment Programme

Date: 03 August 2015 Muscat: Oman Air is to unveil its beautifully refurbished First and Business Class lounges at Muscat International Airport on 3rd August. The lounges will be formally opened by Her Excellency Maitha Bint Saif Al Mahrouqi, Under-Secretary at the Omani Ministry of Tourism and Deputy Chairman of Oman Air. Also present were senior members of the Royal Oman Police, Oman Airports Management company, the Omani media and Oman Air's Chief Executive Officer, Paul Gregorowitsch. The refurbishment programme has been undertaken not only to ensure that the lounges remain in pristine condition, but also so to ensure that they offer even more facilities and can be enjoyed by a greater number of guests.

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World Record Attempt on International Friendship Day

Date: 29 July 2015 Befriend the world: Oman Air is to set a spectacular new world record for creating the longest human chain of friendship on the internet – with the chance of winning 6 tickets! Oman Air is to celebrate international Friendship Day by launching a spectacular Guinness World Record attempt on July 30th, 2015. People from around the world are invited to post their own pictures of family members, friends and colleagues holding hands on the campaign website www.befriendtheworld.com. All participants can share their picture on social media and have the chance to win return flights on the Oman Air network until end of October 2015.

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Oman Air Launches Anti-Credit Card Fraud Initiative

Date: 28 July 2015 Oman Air has announced the launch of a new initiative to prevent credit card fraud. The campaign will see a tightening of checks on the validity of credit card transactions. It will be backed up with social media announcements, e-flyers and newsletters, aimed at raising awareness amongst customers of the potential for credit card fraud and the steps Oman Air is taking to protect its customers from such fraud.

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Oman Air Signs MoU With Riyada

Date: 26 July 2015 Oman Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will offer greater ease of access to the airline's supply chain for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with Riyada, the Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprise Development. Riyada is a government body established by Royal Decree and entrusted with developing the Sultanate of Oman's SME sector.

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Oman Air Expands Omani Pilot Recruitment Programme

Date: 21 July 2015 Following a huge response to its current recruitment drive, Oman Air is expanding opportunities for Omani nationals to become pilots with the airline. The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman is now accepting applications from graduates with no prior flight training, as well as those who already have experience.

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Boeing Services to Support Oman Air 787 Dreamliner Introduction

Date: 14 July 2015 Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that Oman Air has contracted for a suite of services to support the upcoming entry into service of its 787 Dreamliners and to ensure ongoing efficiency and cost savings for its fleet. "Boeing's industry-leading services will ensure a smooth introduction of our 787s while controlling costs, minimizing component maintenance time and optimizing our fleet's performance," said Salim Al Kindy, Chief Technical Officer, Oman Air. "This falls in line with our Shape & Size concept, as we continue to expand our global presence with a young, state of the art fleet of aircraft.

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