Oman Air has launched a new app for smart phones, iPads, tablets and other mobile devices. It enables customers to book flights, purchase tickets, check in, update their flight status, find out about Oman Air's latest offers and access up-to-the-minute service information.
Available now in both Apple and Android versions, Oman Air's 'APP' is free to download from either the Apple Store (store.apple.com) or Google Play Store Android (play.google.com/store). It is available in both English and Arabic language versions.
The APP is much faster than the mobile web and connects quickly to Oman Air's site. Furthermore, the APP makes it easier than ever to book flights with Oman Air using credit or debit cards. The APP is enabled with a 3D Secure enhanced security feature and processes online card transactions whilst protecting all confidential information. The booking and purchase of tickets is completed in just a couple of clicks or taps on customized screens.
Sourah Sinha, Chief Officer, IT – Oman Air said:
"The launching of this app is a significant milestone for Oman Air. Our valued passengers can now do online check-in, know of their flight status and book tickets online, all at the tap of a finger. Oman Air believes in redefining passenger comforts and this is yet another example of the National Carrier raising to the expectations of its patrons."
Customers who prefer not to download the APP can still book and pay for flights, and access all of Oman Air's web-based services, using the airline's Mobile website at m.omanair.com
Oman Air's launch of the APP is just the latest step in the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman's digital strategy. Customers can book and pay for tickets online and check in via the web – within an extended timeframe of up to 36 hours before take-off. In addition, the airline's easy to use website has now been fully redesigned. As well as providing full booking and ticket purchase facilities, the site offers a wealth of information on every aspect of Oman Air's products and services.
These developments ensured that Oman Air's digital presence was recognized at the 8th Oman Web Awards in 2014. The Awards acknowledge excellence in web design and web development skills, and Oman Air triumphed in the 'E-commerce', 'Food and Beverages' and 'Services' categories.