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Oman TV appreciates Oman Air efforts In Omanisation

As an appreciation for Oman Air efforts in accelerating the Omanization process and recruiting more Omanies in the prominent positions and in line with Oman TV objective to highlight the activities of the Omani cadre, the national TV has prepared two reports for this aim.

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Oman Air hosts the Gulf Flight Safety Committee

Recently, Oman Air has hosted the Gulf Flight Safety Committee meeting held at Grand Hyatt Muscat. Representatives on Safety issues from various Airlines at GCC Countries such as Gulf Air, Emirates , Etihad, Saudi Arabian Airlines and other Aviation Organizations such as ECA Cargo, Embrair, Sikorsky and others Participated, and delivered their presentations throughout the meeting.

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Oman Air Orders its 6th B737 NG aircraft

Oman Air has finalized an order for a 6th B737NG jet aircraft with the Boeing Company. The new jet will be delivered to Oman Air during March 2005 for entry into commercial service in May 2005. This 6th B737NG aircraft will be deployed to expand Oman Air’s routes and support the network especially after addition of Bahrain, as well as Delhi and Hyderabad (subject to Indian Government approval). Additionally, frequency and capacity will be increased on routes to Mumbai, Kochi, Beirut and Colombo.

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More Omani Graduates join Oman Air

In continuation of its efforts towards Omanisation and recruitment of more national graduates, Oman Air recently employed 9 University graduates in different areas of specialization. The first group consisting of 11 graduates were recruited in 2002. The graduates are inducted in an especially designed training program called the Management Training program where they are prepared to assume senior management positions in the future.

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Oman Air To Reach New Heights With Tejari

Oman Air has moved to increase the efficiency of its procurement operations and reduce its trading costs through a groundbreaking partnership with Tejari, the Middle East’s online marketplace. Oman Air, the national  carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has become one of the first companies to utilize Tejari Strategic Procurement Services, and will also benefit from Tejari’s state-of-the-art B2B marketplace. Oman Air executives are particularly attracted to the market reach and transparency of Tejari’s online auction process, and the expertise of the company’s advisors.

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Oman Air goes for IT Makeover Airline Purchases Six Software Packages From Sabre to Upgrade Services

Sultanate’s national carrier, Oman Air will initiate a major technological makeover of its services with the implementation of six advanced software applications customized for the aviation sector, thereby reinforcing its commitment to provide the highest standard of service to air travelers. The company has bought six software applications for a considerable $3 million, payable over a four-year period from Sabre Holding. The six systems purchased are for revenue management, introduction of frequent flyer programme, internet booking, electronic ticketing, and automated scheduling as well as sophisticated planning system. The implementation of all systems has been scheduled to be complete by the end of 2005.

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Oman Air welcomes businessmen

Oman Air welcomes businessmen Oman Air launched in March 2005 a new service to its valuable business class customers who arrive to Oman from any of its international destinations. This service gives the passengers the opportunity to avail many of the facilities and privileges available in Oman Air’s ‘Ahlan’ lounge located in the arrival terminal of Seeb International Airport.

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Oman Air Launches New In-flight Experience

Commencing from 1st March 2005 Oman Air will take a step further in its product and service enhancement strategy by the introduction of a “new design” range of catering service equipments within its fleet. The upgrade is a significant step forward and of considerable investment to ensure the latest designs and products are keeping Oman Air on par with its competitors within the region. Having spent many months in the planning and procurement stages – the introduction of the equipments will commence on 01.03.05 with both Business Class and the Economy Class products online on all network destinations.

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Oman Air Inaugurates Services to Bahrain

Oman Air is pleased to announce the inauguration of its first scheduled flight to Bahrain, the “Pearl of the Arabian Gulf” on 12/4/2004. This will increase the number of Oman Air destinations to 20, since the launch of the first Oman Air flight to Salalah on 15/3/1993. The Omani Khanjar, the emblem of the company, will fly to Bahrain on 5 days of the week, Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in accordance with the following schedule:

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Outstanding achievements in numbers of passengers carried by Oman Air during the month of June 2005

In an unprecedented achievement since operation in 1993, Oman Air exceeded, during the month of June 2005 the ceiling of 100,000 passengers in one month, by actually carrying 103,870 passengers. This is added to the other outstanding achievements in passenger traffic during the first six months of 2005, where Oman Air operated 6332 flights and carried a total of 506,545 passengers, thus raising the seat factor to 76%.

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