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

In an unprecedented achievement since operation in 1993, Oman Air exceeded, during the month of July 2005 the ceiling of 103,870 passengers (old record) in one month, by actually carrying 110,662 passengers. This is added to the other outstanding achievements in passenger traffic during the first seven months of 2005, where Oman Air operated 7534 flights and carried a total of 618,207 passengers, thus raising the seat factor to 76%.

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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 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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Oman Air Hosts Staff Social Evening

The Ground Operation Department of Oman Air hosted a Staff Social Evening on September 24 at the Golden Tulip Hotel. The event, the first of its kind, was organized to recognise the valuable contributions of the staff. The event was graced by executive management who expressed their appreciation of the staff’s dedicated efforts in what turned out to be a fun-filled, informal gathering. The Golden Tulip hotel set out a sumptuous spread while their resident band enthralled the crowd with their music and entertainment. Throughout the evening there were several raffle draws with over 65 exciting prizes up for grabs.

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Oman Air participated as a golden sponsor to The Oman International Environmental Tourism Conference

Oman Air has participated as a golden sponsor to The Oman International Environmental Tourism Conference organised by the Regional Municipalities, Environment and Water Resources Ministry in cooperation with the Tourism Ministry. The event was held with the participation of the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Tourism Organisation, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the UNESCO.

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Oman Air Holidays Launches new holiday packages to the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa

Oman Air Holidays has recently launched its new Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa holiday packages across the GCC and Middle East markets. Committed to supporting the growth of tourism into Oman, Tim Lane Stott, Manager of Oman Air Holidays is extremely excited with the opportunity that the Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa offers for Oman.

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The FAMILY BUSINESS CONFERENCE, "Preservation of Family Business wealth"

Oman Air has contributed in sponsoring the conference titled 'preserving family owned company wealth', organized by Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) titled, 'preserving family owned company wealth' - on February 26. The two-day conference is organized in cooperation with the Arab Organization for Administrative Sciences. The conference shaded light on the importance of preserving the wealth of family owned companies when they are transferred from a generation to another.

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Oman Air inaugurates SMS service At Human Resources Department

In accordance with the strategies and policies approved by Oman Air to initiate the hottest technologies and systems through all its departments, aiming towards upgrading its activities and services, HR has inaugurated the SMS service as a method, to converse with candidates applying for the numerous jobs apportionments made available, due to the stable mounting of the company, in all spheres. 

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Oman Air and Emirates ink code share agreement

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman and Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing airlines and, have entered into a code share agreement, giving travellers better connectivity and an extended range of services between Dubai and Muscat. Ziad Al Haremi, Acting Chief Executive Officer Oman Air, and HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, finalized the agreement at a signing ceremony held in Dubai today.

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Oman Air Training Centre Achieves Remarkable Success in 2005

In order to align its organizational structure with its business strategy, Oman Air has adopted a comprehensible strategy in Human Resources, and made available an ambient environment, to improve performance and productivity through training. This assist in materializing Oman Air’s vision, values and anticipated objectives.

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