Oman Air is celebrating the latest in a sting of prestigious honours, following the presentation to the airline of the 'Best Arab Air Carrier' award at the Arab Tourism Media Awards. The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman was also given a special award in appreciation of its long-term and continuing support for the Arab Tourism Media.
The Arab Tourism Media Awards are now in their fourth year and were held at the Al Bustan Palace hotel, Muscat. They were organised by the Arab Centre for Tourism Media, in collaboration with the Oman Ministry of Tourism and under the auspices of Ahmed bin Nasser al Mehrzi, Minister of Tourism.
Usama Karim al-Haremi, Head of Corporate Communications and Media at Oman Air, commented:
"Oman Air is pleased and proud to accept the 'Best Arab Air Carrier' award and we would like to thank the judges and everyone else at the Arab Tourism Media Awards for this accolade. We are also grateful for the special award which recognised our ongoing commitment to the Arab Tourism Media.
"It is particularly satisfying to be presented with these awards in Oman, which is increasingly renowned at an international level as an outstanding tourism destination which is served by a world-class national airline - Oman Air.
"Later this year, Oman Air will receive the first of the 20 aircraft we currently have on order and we look forward not only to offering even more people a superlative passenger experience, but also to enabling even more people to visit Oman and to discover for themselves the unique beauty and timeless culture of this wonderful country."
The Arab Tourism Media Awards were presented by His Excellency Ahmed bin Nasser al Mehrzi, Minister of Tourism and Hussain Ali al Manaie, Chairman of the Arab Centre for Tourism Media. In addition to Oman Air's recognition, other Omani winners included: Al Roya newspaper, which won the 'Best Tourism-Focused' award; Mustafa Al Mamri, who won the best Arabic tourism reporter award and the city of Salalah, which captured the 'Best Arab Tourism Destination' award.
The presentation of the 'Best Arab Air Carrier' award follows a series of recent wins for Oman Air in international awards programmes. In May, Oman Air won the E-commerce, Food and Beverages and Services categories of the Oman Web Awards and, in April, the airline won 'Middle East's Leading Airline – Business Class' and 'Middle East's Leading Airline – Economy Class' at the World Travel Awards, as well as the 'Best First Class Male' award at the TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards. Those accolades continue a trend that has seen Oman Air collect more than 40 awards and accolades over a four-year period in recognition of the high quality of every area of the carrier's operations.