Mr. Abdulrrazzak bin Juma Alraisi , Oman Air’s Senior Manager Sales assured that the national carrier of Oman is making available all services to attract more visitors to the Muscat Festival 2008 . This festival is reflecting many features and distinctive
characters including different combinations of ancient and modern traditions as a declaration to all nations to visit this historical city. Mr. Alraisi added, this annual event has been eagerly awaited by everybody to discover the magic world and closely realize the tourist and cultural attractions as well as the ancestral heritage of Oman. In pursuit of Oman Air, the official carrier of Muscat festival 2008, to contribute towards the success of this important event, it had provided more than 24,500 seats weekly through its expandable network.
Alraisi added, the special offers which were introduced have been widely accepted by many travelers who were eager to spend unforgettable vacation in Muscat, the peaceful and quite city with beautiful parks, clean beaches, and global tourist facilities besides the Omani traditional hospitality and generous treatment of visitors. This is why people from different parts of the world are keen to visit Muscat throughout the year and particularly at the beginning of each year when the remarkable Muscat festival starts. This festival is classified among the most important regional festivals magnetizing the public.The festival has already attracted overwhelming numbers of visitors to enjoy all exiting activities which contributed to the increase in the number of visitors every year. As a result the visitors of the last year exceeded 2.5 million.
Corporate Communications and Media department of Oman Air commented by saying, sponsoring the festival this year by the national carrier of Oman is proving that the company is keen to highlight Oman's place on the world tourism map due to the
importance of the aviation sector in activating various commercial and tourist fields and thereby linking Oman with the most important economic and tourist countries regionally and internationally. The department also said, the Muscat festival which enters its ninth year includes many of the important events that contribute to introduce the Omani civilization and history to the Arab and foreign visitors. The aim is to strengthen ties of friendship between Oman and different nations with various cultural, literary and artistic backgrounds.
The department also confirmed that Muscat festival was able to place itself among the most prominent festivals in the region in terms of its distinctive pattern, achieving renovation and attracting more visitors. Oman Air offices in many countries of the world are promoting the different activities of the festival in addition to the many packages and facilities prepared by Oman Air which is specially tailored for the visitors of Muscat festival 2008.
It is worth mentioning that Oman Air is currently flying from Muscat to 25 destinations. 10 destinations in the Middle East: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Riyadh, Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait, Beirut, Cairo and Amman. Also to 10 destinations in the Indian subcontinent: New Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Madras, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, Chennai, Lucknow, Jaipur, and Karachi also, Chitagong in Bangladesh, in addition to London in Europe and Bangkok in the Far East, as well as , 3 internal destinations: Muscat, Salalah and Khasab.