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Oman Air’s Business Class Seat Shines at World Airline Awards™ 2012

Date: 14 Jul 2012 For the second year running, Oman Air has won ‘Best Business Class Airline Seat’ at the prestigious World Airline Awards™, run by Skytrax. The award recognises Oman Air’s Airbus A330 Business Class seat and was presented to the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Pearce, at a ceremony held at the UK’s Farnborough International Airshow 2012, on Thursday 12th July.

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Oman Air Certifies CFM56-7B Fleet for TRUEngine Program

Date: 10 Jul 2012 Oman Air is the latest airline to become part of TRUEngine, qualifying all 33 CFM56-7B engines in its fleet for the program. The TRUEngine designation serves as a method for identifying engines with CFM-approved content and facilitates product support of the engine system. Moreover, industry stakeholders can use the knowledge of engine content to evaluate engine value and re-marketability.

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Oman Air Launches New Tehran Service

Date: 3 Jul 2012 Flights will depart Muscat for Tehran at 0200 (3 days per week) and 0930 (4 days per week) and return from Tehran at 0610 (3 days per week) and 1240 (4 days per week) all times local, offering good connections to onward destinations within Oman Air’s network. Tickets can be booked immediately through www.omanair.com or local travel agents.

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Oman Air Attends Expo 2012 Yeosu to Promote Oman as a Key Tourist Destination

Date: 26 Jun 2012 Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is proud to be taking part at Expo 2012 Yeosu in Korea, which runs from May to August 2012. Expo 2012 Yeosu is a world fair with a focus on the importance of balancing the preservation of ocean and coastal areas with economic development.

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Oman Air Announced as Main Sponsor of Salalah Tourism Festival

Date: 26 Jun 2012 Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced that it is this year's Official Carrier and Main Sponsor of the Salalah Tourism Festival. The Festival, which takes place between June 21st and July 18th, is a cultural extravaganza which celebrates the unique heritage of Oman's most southerly Governorate.

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Oman Air Announced as Main Sponsor of Salalah Tourism Festival

Date: 24 Jun 2012 Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced that it is this year’s Official Carrier and Main Sponsor of the Salalah Tourism Festival. The Festival, which takes place between June 21st and July 18th, is a cultural extravaganza which celebrates the unique heritage of Oman’s most southerly Governorate.

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Oman Air Continues its Ascent in 2012

Date: 18 Jun 2012 Net passenger revenue grew by 28%, compared to a full-year increase of 28% in 2011. Passenger numbers grew by 19%, compared to a full-year increase of 16% in 2011. Cargo revenue increased by 47%, compared to a full-year increase of 28% in 2011. Cargo tonnage increased by 33%, compared to a full-year increase of13% in 2011. Announcing the airline’s findings, Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Pearce, said:

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Oman Air Continues its Ascent in 2012

Date: 18 Jun 2012 Oman Air has been more successful over the first five months of 2012 than at any time in its history. Between 1st January 2012 and 31st May 2012:

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Oman’s Ministry of Tourism Partners with Oman Air for Salalah ‘Khareef’ Summer Campaign

Date: 11 Jun 2012 Oman’s Ministry of Tourism has strategically partnered with Oman Air to launch a summer travel campaign in time for Oman’s ‘Khareef’ monsoon season, which is widely celebrated in Salalah. The launching event was held recently at Safir International Hotel in Kuwait City, with around 200 travel agents in attendance.

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Oman Air Training Centre Recognised Among Top Ten in Middle East for Second Consecutive Year

Date: 11 Jun 2012 The Oman Air Training Centre has been awarded a much-coveted place in IATA's Middle East 2012 Top Ten Authorized Training Centre listing for the second continuous year. This confirms the high standards of Oman Air's training and staff development which not only caters to the needs of the staff, but also attracts people from other organisations to utilize the resources provided at the Oman Air Training Centre.

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