Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has been nominated in the ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline’ category of the prestigious World Travel Awards 2010. More than a thousand of the Middle East's greatest travel companies are battling it out to be winners of the coveted event that takes place at The Address, Dubai Marina on Monday 3 May, just before The Arabian Travel Market.
The World Travel Awards are voted by travel industry professionals worldwide and Oman Air’s nomination follows a year during which the airline has introduced new airbus A330 aircraft to its fleet, each with spacious and luxurious interiors, as well as state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment.
Oman Air was also the first airline in the world to offer passengers both full mobile phone and Wi-Fi connectivity onboard its widebody aircraft.
Oman Air’s Chief Commercial Officer - Barry Brown, commented: "The event is an international benchmark for excellence in the travel and hospitality sector. Win, lose or draw, Oman Air’s nomination in the ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline’ category of the World Travel Awards is solid recognition of how the airline’s transformation has been so positively received by both our customers and passengers alike. We have worked hard to ensure that Oman Air is synonymous with comfort, luxury and the very best that air travel has to offer. We will continue to unveil further new routes, inflight services and revolutionary technology which will add even greater value to the Oman Air travel experience."
In the running for Middle East's Leading Airline are Oman Air, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Kuwait Airways, Middle East Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines, and Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Established in 1993, The World Travel Awards is regarded as the most comprehensive and prestigious awards programme in the global travel industry, with nominees selected by thousands of professionals from travel and tourism organizations world-wide. Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the "travel industry’s equivalent of the Oscar’s", it serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the world’s travel and tourism industry.