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Oman Air the Official Carrier and a major sponsor For Salalah Khareef Festival 2006

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The wonderful city of Salalah is gearing up to welcome its annual Khareef festival during the period from July 15 to August 31, 2006. The fascinating city has embellished with splendors, and overpoweringly awaiting its rapidly increasing year by year visitors, who to get pleasure from the exceptional phenomenon in Salalah, where the stretched virgin coasts, striking mountains and fascinating valleys are covered with haze, and water sprays, turning the landscapes green offering an amazing break to all.

By being the Official Carrier and a major sponsor for Salalah Khareef Festival 2006, Oman Air is continuing its efforts to uphold the accomplished gains by the event in all spheres, throughout previous years, which consequently classified it, as one of the most attractive tourist attractions.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Abdulrazaq Alraisi, Oman Air Senior Manager Sales said, Oman Air is playing a dynamic roll in promoting Dohfar in general, and Salalah Khareef festival in particular. This occurs through highlighting the tourist and historical attractions, by enduring participation at the various international tourism assemblies and exhibitions. Oman Air in its efforts to promote Salalah Khareef in the AGCC has undertaken a promotional campaign throughout its outstations, to unfold new packages and privileges for the aim of attracting more tourists, to spend a memorable holiday into the lap of the verdant nature.

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Mr. Alraisi added, Oman Air packages this year is lunched under the theme “Salalah, the great escape” to beat the heat. The packages include tickets, accommodation at luxury hotels & resorts in Dohfar Governorate, in addition to many adventures unveiling the hidden natural treasures beautifying the land of frankincense

Mr. Alraisi added, Oman Air packages this year is lunched under the theme “Salalah, the great escape” to beat the heat. The packages include tickets, accommodation at luxury hotels & resorts in Dohfar Governorate, in addition to many adventures unveiling the hidden natural treasures beautifying the land of frankincense

He concluded, as from July 1, 2006 Oman Air, the official carrier to Khareef festival, will boost up air traffic to Salalah by increasing frequencies from Muscat up to 25 flights a week, in addition to 4 flights from Dubai. To instate its summer schedule, the national carrier will be providing convenient connections which will comprise of an increase of 44 flights a week to Dubai , 14 flights to Kuwait and 7 flights to Bahrain, Qatar and Lebanon, In addition to 5 flights weekly to Cairo. Also, a plan to be undertaking in case of any surprising increase in air traffic to and from Salalah, during the occasion.

It is renowned that Oman Air was one of the first private sector establishments, to sponsor Salalah Khareef festival ever since inaugurated.

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