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Oman Air Announces Participation In World Travel Market 2009

Date: 7 Nov 2009
World Travel Market 2009

Oman air will partake in WTM 2009, the global event for the travel industry during the period 9-12 November. Staged annually in ExCeL London under one roof, World Travel Market is a vibrant must attend four-day business-to-business event.

Oman Air will be giving visitors to World Travel Market an opportunity to experience some of the most luxurious seats ever offered by a commercial airline when it showcases its brand new First Class Mini Suite and Business Class seat at the event.

The premium seats, together with a spacious new Economy Class seat, were unveiled on 6th October in Muscat, Oman, on a demonstration flight of Oman Air’s first Airbus A330-300.They are entering service on key European and Asian routes.

Featuring an 82-inch long, fully-flat bed within a pitch of 85.5 inches, a seat width of 25.5 inches, electrically-operated backrest, leg rest and seat depth controls, and an eight-point massage system, Oman Air’s First Class Mini Suite provides unparalleled levels of comfort and space. Each seat offers a 23-inch in-flight entertainment (IFE) monitor, a wireless IFE handset, a backup IFE handset, two USB ports, an Ethernet socket (RJ45), an audio and video assumption (RCA) plug and a PC power outlet.

The 77.5-inch long, lie-flat Business Class seat with a pitch of 82 inches is 22 inches wide and offers electrically controlled backrest, leg rest and seat depth. Each of the 20 Business Class seats, fitted in a four-abreast, 1:2:1 configuration, also features a 17-inch Gen. III IFE monitor, two USB ports, an Ethernet socket (RJ45), audio and video assumption (RCA) plug and PC power outlet. With a cocktail table, a one-piece meal table, a buddy seat and ample stowage, Oman Air’s Business Class seat has been hailed as being better than many other airlines’ first class offering.

Peter Hill, Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, says:

“The transformation of Oman Air is rapid and these wonderful First Class and Business Class seats illustrate that change in the clearest way possible. We are delighted to be offering visitors to WTM the chance to see for themselves just how impressive these products are.”

Oman Air’s strategic expansion has seen the airline launch new destinations, aircraft and products within the last few weeks. New routes from Muscat to Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, The Maldives, and Sri Lanka have been introduced and more are expected over coming months. In addition, the airline has taken delivery of brand new Airbus A330 aircraft, with new Economy, Business, and First Class cabins, together with state of the art in-flight entertainment and delicious new menus. Together, these innovations are transforming the passenger experience on key routes across Europe and Asia and the stunning three-class service will be launched on the London Heathrow to Muscat route from December.

Oman Air has also ensured that prices remain competitive, with customers paying from under £400 for a return fare from London to Muscat. In addition, Oman Air offers some of the cheapest flights on the market to a range of destinations in India.

Peter Hill adds:

“Oman is an increasingly attractive destination for travellers who want to experience the warmth and hospitality of the ‘Real Arabia’. With Oman Air, getting there could not be easier and our combination of direct flights to Muscat, outstanding service, surprisingly spacious cabins, superb quality, and great value deliver an enjoyable journey for every customer.”

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