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Oman Air Serious With Business Four Abreast Seating On A330 Aircraft

Date: 14 Mar 2009

Under the auspices of H.E Mohammed Bin Hamood Al Tobi, Under Secretary Ministry of Tourism Oman and the presence of H.E Sheikh Khalifa Al Harthy, Sultanate Of Oman's Ambassador to The Federal Republic Of Germany and Mr. Peter Hill the airlines CEO, Oman Air launched its brand new Business Class seat to be installed in its fleet of their new Airbus A330-200/300 aircraft being delivered later this year. The Muscat-based airline is investing heavily in its product and services, to match the growing reputation that Oman is receiving as an up market leisure destination as well as an increasingly important business centre.

The Business Class seat was unveiled at the Oman Air stand during the ITB Berlin 2009 by the Airlines CEO, Peter Hill. Addressing media representatives and travel professionals, Hill said “today is a landmark in Oman Air’s relatively short history and we are proud to showcase the state of the art on-board products that will be fitted in all of our new wide body Airbus fleet, being introduced into service in September. In conjunction with our seat manufacturer SOGERMA, we surveyed the travel experiences of our customers, seeking their views and preferences on seating and cabin facilities. I believe that our new Business Class seat perfectly exemplifies the combination of comfort, space, design and technology”.

Oman Air has just 20 seats fitted in its Business Class cabin, featuring a 4 abreast 1-2-1 layout which together with 17” video monitors gives an ambience and spaciousness that exceeds most of our competitors First Class offerings. To deliver the last word in In-flight Entertainment, Oman Air has selected the Thales i5000, which combined with the Rockwell Collins Tailwind 560 platform will provide Live TV, featuring news, sports and movie options to every seat on the aircraft. Similarly, every passenger will have access to e-mail, internet and mobile phone/laptop connectivity.

Barry Brown Vice President Commercial for Oman Air added. “Not only have we raised the bar in our premium cabins, a great deal of attention have been directed to the Economy cabin. Passenger comfort has been addressed by providing 34” pitch seating with three phase leg-rest positions and a 4 way adjustable headrest. Each set is complimented with 10.6” seat back video screens. The airline will launch their First Class product in July.

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