Airlines Gather in Muscat To Discuss Travel of the Future
Oman Air, flag carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, will co-host the second annual eConference in Muscat, Oman, 8-9 November. eConference is organized by the US-based Airline Information and German consulting firm Airline Solutions.
Imagine: Purchasing airfare from your favorite airline’s website and simultaneously booking your hotel, rental car and event tickets in your destination city- all in a single ticketless and paperless transaction; Receiving a text message on your mobile telephone that your flight is delayed for bad weather before using the same mobile to pre-checkin for your flight; Printing your own boarding passes and satellite-tracked RFID baggage tags from a curbside self-checkin kiosk at the airport; Surfing the web onboard the aircraft, verifying that your bags made each flight connection; and, Receiving a special offer on your PDA during your trip for discount concert tickets in your destination city.
For the organizers of this year's eConference, host to over 100 delegates from dozens of airlines from around the world and the major IT providers to airlines, this scenario is a reality. Mohammed Al Shikely of Oman Air says "eConference brings together
the highest executive ranks of airlines, top independent experts, and best practice directors and managers eager to impart knowledge and share experiences and their projections on future trends, and Oman Air is proud to be a part of making such a reality possible.”
Presenters at eConference will include the CEO of Oman Air, the Secretary General of the Arab Air Carriers Association, the CIO of Royal Jordanian Airlines along with other senior executives from Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, Qatar Airways, along with key technology suppliers to the airline industry.