Mr. Ziad Al Haremi
destinations, new routes, and other modernisation initiatives. Oman Aviation Services (Oman Air) has held on Tuesday July 3, 2007 its Extraordinary General Meeting and General Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Muscat, where a new seven-member board was publicised.
“The above numbers of aircraft are not the end of it, but merely the beginning. The Management is actively preparing a 5 Year plan while an International
consultancy firm will be engaged to prepare a 20-year plan. Once the plans are ready and approved by the Board, the actual number of aircrafts will be known then. We will invite Boeing and Airbus to discuss Boeing 787 and Airbus 350 respectively. This is where we are heading, the latest aircraft with the latest In-flight Entertainment Systems. We are going to three Class configurations on some of our future long haul routes. Concurrent with this ambitious growth plan, the airline aims to embark on a major restructuring and rebranding initiative, Al Haremi added. "For the rebranding we have invited a few companies to come forward with their creative ideas, and once we see something that meets our expectations, then they will do a full fledged job on rebranding. That is going on across the board, starting from business cards and going all the way to aircraft. ” The CEO said.
He concluded, “Only yesterday it was a dream for us to be the only National carrier for the Sultanate of Oman. The dream became a reality. Only yesterday, it was an aspiration to have wide body long haul operations. This is soon becoming a reality. Oman Air’s CEO acknowledged finally long haul operations to London and Bangkok to start with as soon as November of this year, if not sooner.