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Oman Air is Official Carrier of the Muscat Festival 2012

Date: 24 Jan 2012
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Oman Air has been announced as the Official Carrier of the month-long Muscat Festival 2012, which takes place between January 26th and February 23rd.

The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman has partnered with Muscat Municipality and the Oman Ministry of Tourism to promote the country as a unique tourism destination, and the highly-anticipated Muscat Festival is expected to draw visitors to Oman from around the world. It will feature a host of activities, ranging from the Oman Food Festival, Tour of Oman, Extreme Sailing Series and Muscat Fashion Week to an exciting lineup of musical concerts and theatrical events. In addition, since 2012 has been announced as the 'Year of the Child', many of the Festival activities will be particularly focused on creating education, fun and entertainment for young people.

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Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Pearce, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed as Official Carrier for the Muscat Festival 2012. The festival is now in its 11th year and we anticipate that it will attract even more international visitors than the two million who came along last year to experience the true essence of Oman.

“The Muscat Festival has become a key part of Oman Air’s calendar and provides an ideal opportunity to promote both domestic and international tourism, as well as to encourage greater appreciation of Oman’s rich culture and long history. We look forward to giving every visitor the warmest of Omani welcomes.”

Oman Air’s involvement with the Muscat Festival has, for a number of years, provided a key element in the airline’s continuing aim of attracting increasing numbers of visitors to the country and, together with the Ministry of Tourism, delivering a unique experience that draws on the Sultanate’s unique heritage, awe-inspiring landscapes and unparalleled hospitality. With all flights originating in the Sultanate, Oman Air’s network is designed to introduce as many travellers as possible to Oman’s many attractions. The airline’s internationally-acclaimed products and services and outstanding value have resulted in more passengers and greater load factors than ever before.

Wayne Pearce added: “Oman Air’s award-winning flights are the perfect way to travel to the Sultanate and experience the Muscat Festival. Whether you are travelling from Europe, Asia, Africa or the Middle East, we will take care of you at every step of the way and give you an ideal introduction to Oman and the Muscat Festival. To book, just visit or contact your local Oman Air sales team.”

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