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Oman Air Commemorates Operations to Sri Lanka

Date: 22 Feb 2010 Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman will be commemorating its flights to the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on February 26th. The flights to this destination were launched in November last year with four weekly frequencies between Muscat, capital of the Sultanate of Oman and Colombo.

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Oman Air Helps Bridal Dreams Take Flight as Luxury Brands Unite for Middle East Wedding Shows

Date: 21 Feb 2010 A marriage will be made in heaven this month, as luxury brands and world-leading designers unite to showcase exclusive wedding fashion, as well as dream reception and honeymoon destinations in Muscat and Dubai.

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Oman Air Joins Hands with Tour of Oman

Date: 16 Feb 2010 The Sultanate of Oman joined the world cycling circuit when it hosted for the first time a round of UCI ProTour from February 14 to 19 in 2010. The Tour of Oman, organised by the Muscat Municipality in co-operation with International Cycling Union (UCI) and Tour de France organisers, saw some of the top professional riders descending on Oman.

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Oman Air Appoints New Chief Officer Corporate Affairs

Date: 8 Feb 2010 Oman Air has appointed Philippe Georgiou as Chief Officer - Corporate Affairs. The departments that he will be officiating are Marketing, Corporate Communications and Media, Customer Relations, Emergency Response, Government Relations and Legal Affairs. He will also be the official spokesperson for the airline.

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Oman Air Sales Action Plan 2010 Growth and Innovations at Large

Date: 28 Jan 2010 TThe Oman Air Sales team is all geared to usher in innovative measures and selling techniques for 2010. Having closed the previous year with successful growth figures within an environment in recession, Oman Air is looking at setting a new record this year now that the global travel sector is poised for Recovery. Oman Air will be looking to achieve a competitive edge through a combination of service and destination choices.

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Oman Relive Its Sailing Glory Days Oman Air Pledges Support for the Project

Date: 24 Jan 2010 Oman Air lends support to the prestigious maritime project – Jewel of Muscat, reaffirming its commitment to the Sultanate's initiative in upholding a glorious past tradition. As a major sponsor of the project, Oman Air is providing air travel and freight.

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Oman Air Launches Full Mobile Phone and Wi-Fi Connectivity Aboard New Airbus A330s

Date: 19 Jan 2010 Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, becomes the first airline in the world to offer the full connectivity suite (Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir) on its commercial widebody aircraft when it starts to unroll full mobile phone and wi-fi connectivity across its brand new Airbus A330 fleet by the middle of February. The move will give passengers in First, Business and Economy classes the opportunity to make and receive mobile phone calls, SMS, use email and the internet and keep up to date with social networking media, such as Facebook and Twitter.

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Travel & Tourism in Region Positive & Emerging Oman Leads the Region in Diversifying Its Economy

Date: 16 Jan 2010 Prospects are bright for tourism development in the Sultanate; moreover, tourism in Oman is becoming an increasingly important industry, with mega projects mushrooming to elevate Oman on the world's tourism map. The government has been actively making efforts to tap tourism's potential, and with improved product development, enhanced funding for tourism, an increase in marketing and promotion, all have facilitated the task and helped to secure good return on investment.

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Oman Air Honoured by Sultan Qaboos University

Date: 12 Jan 2010 Oman Air was honoured recently at the premises of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), for sponsoring the 3-day Tourism Festival held there. This was the fifth edition of the annual tourism festival to be organised by the College of Arts and Social Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University.

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2009 – A Vibrant Year for Oman Air A Look at the Eventful Year It Was for Oman Air

Date: 5 Jan 2010 Despite the recession when most airlines are cutting their operations, Oman Air is soaring high with its expansion plans. The National Carrier of Oman has reported a 17% rise in passenger turnout last year with 2,325,805 over the previous year figure of 1,984,853. With new destinations and the introduction of the new A330 aircrafts, Oman Air Cargo too surged ahead posting an impressive result of 67% increase on revenue during the last year, as compared to 2008.

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