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Lights Go Out As Oman Air Marks Earth Hour

Date: 02 Apr 2014 The lights went out across Oman Air’s network of 43 international destinations, as Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, joined millions of people around the world in marking Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a campaign which was launched by WWF in 2007. It has since grown into a global movement which crowdsources actions from individuals, businesses, organisations and governments to generate environmental outcomes, encouraging innovation and creativity for the planet.

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Oman Air Reports Positive Results At AGM, Increases Authorised Share Capital

Date: 30 Mar 2014 Oman Air's revenues increase in 2013 by 10 per cent to RO381,709 million Passenger numbers up by 13 per cent to almost five million Capacity increased to 14.9 billion available seat kilometres Cargo handling up by 7 per cent to 119,785 tonnes 6.5 million meals served – an increase of 400,000 Authorised share capital to be increased by OR 200 million to OR 700 million At a packed Annual General Meeting recently, Oman Air reported strong increases in revenues and passenger numbers, supported by growth in seat capacity, cargo operations and the number of passengers carried in 2013.

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Oman Air Named Second in List of World’s Best Business Class Airlines

Date: 16 Mar 2014 Oman Air has achieved second place in American Express Executive Travel's 2014 Top 12 list of the Best Airlines for Business Class. In announcing the accolade, which was also published by CNN, Executive Travel praised Oman Air's exemplary service, as well as its Business Class cabins and seats. Oman Air was beaten only by Singapore Airlines.

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Oman Air Media Award At ITB Berlin 2014

Best Travel Article About Oman Within the Past Five Years Date: 12 Mar 2014 Oman Air successfully participated in the recently concluded travel convention ITB, Berlin, which is also referred as the World's Leading Travel Trade Show. This year's ITB Berlin sent out very positive signals for the international travel industry. This year also saw Oman Air giving away awards at the First Oman Air Media Awards, held on the sidelines of the ITB. This event was attended by the journalists community of Germany along with the top management of Oman Air.

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Oman Air Appoints GSA for Turkey

Date: 09 Mar 2014 Oman Air has announced the appointment  of Katera Tourism Investment Group as general sales agents (GSA) for Turkey. The appointment, which sees the company take responsibilty for offline sales in the Turkish market, is effective immediately and follows the signing late last year of a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines.                        

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Oman Air Sees Significant Increase in Inflight Connectivity Usage in 2013

Date: 17 Feb 2014 The number of passengers using inflight connectivity on Oman Air’s OnAir-equipped Airbus A330s has increased dramatically in the past year, as has the volume of data exchanged. The airline has seven A330s fitted with both Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir.

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Oman Air Invests in Maintenance and Engineering

Date: 12 Feb 2014 Oman Air has selected Swiss-AS’ ‘AMOS’ MRO software solution to replace its legacy system. Following a thorough selection process, which included two tenders and a number of presentations, Oman Air found AMOS to be the optimum solution in replacing its legacy system.

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Oman Air Records Best-Ever Times for Flight Punctuality

Date: 10 Feb 2014 Analysis of 2013 data has shown that Oman Air has recorded its best-ever times for on-time performance. Oman Air’s 30-strong fleet, across all 43 destinations within its network, achieved an average of 90% on-time performance from March to December 2013, with the whole-year average coming in at a fraction under 90%. Furthermore, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman was listed as the second best airline for on-time departures at London Heathrow in December 2013.

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Oman Air’s Support for Sport is Recognized at Sports Awards Gala

Date: 10 Feb 2014 Oman Air's substantial support for sporting achievement throughout 2013 has been recognized at a glittering ceremony in Muscat. The airline was presented with Silver Award by Oman's Minister of Sports Affairs, His Excellency Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al Mardhouf Al Saadi, at the annual Sports Awards Gala, which was held at the city's prestigious Grand Hyatt hotel.

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Oman Air CEO Steps Down

Date: 05 Feb 2014 Oman Air has announced that as of 28th Feb 2014, its Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Pearce, has decided to leave the airline after more than two years as the CEO. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oman Air, His Excellency Darwish bin Ismael bin Ali Al Balushi, announced Mr Pearce’s departure, saying:

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