Press Releases

Oman Air receives Four Star rating from APEX

Date: 30th of Oct 2019   Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has received a Four Star rating in the Major Airline category; the award, presented recently by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) at their Passenger Choice Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, was given to less than 10 per cent of the world’s airlines.

Oman Air concludes successful workshops on IATA NDC (New Distribution Capability)

Date: 17 of July 2019   Close on the heels of achieving its IATA NDC (New Distribution Capability) Level 4 certification, Oman Air conducted successful workshops on the same, for its travel agents in Muscat and Salalah. NDC is the modernization of a 40-year old data exchange standard for ticket distribution developed before the Internet was invented.

Oman Air Holidays announce bespoke Golf packages

Date: 16 of July 2019   Golfing in Oman is one of the many delights that awaits visitors to the Sultanate. With five excellent courses in and around Muscat, golf represents yet another reason to holiday here.

Oman Air achieves IATA NDC Level 4 certification and expands NDC based distribution globally

Date: 1st of July 2019   •Level 4 certification includes adoption of additional servicing messages to support reshopping and changing orders •By upgrading to the NDC Standard 18.2 Oman Air’s IT Provider (TPConnects) has incorporated and adhered to the Airline Industry Data Model (AIDM) guidelines.

Oman Air starts new services to Alexandria, Egypt

First flight on 31st May   MUSCAT Oman Air commences direct flights to Egyptian city Alexandria from 31st May 2019, the airline’s 53rd destination in its expanding global network. Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city, is a major economic and industrial centre of the country. With its 30 km coastline extending along the Mediterranean Sea, coupled with its magnificent ambience and rich cultural heritage, Alexandria is also a popular tourist destination.

Oman Air launches new service to Athens

2nd of June 2019   Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman has commenced its new daily direct service between Greece and Oman, with the first flight departing Muscat International Airport to Athens International Airport on 1st June 2019.

Tanzania imposes plastic ban on tourists

Date: 27 May 2019   MUSCAT Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman issues a travel advisory to its guests flying to its Tanzanian destinations of Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar in the wake of the Tanzanian government’s ban on plastic, from 1st June onwards. All travelllers flying to these destinations are informed of the ban on plastic by the Tanzanian government.

Oman Air announces partnership with MCI

Date: 28 May 2019   MUSCAT: Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, and the industry leading event agency and professional congress organiser, MCI, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase MICE traffic to Oman, at the recently concluded IMEX event in Frankfurt, Germany. Worth in excess of 90 Billion dollars across the world, MICE (Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Events) is a highly lucrative segment of the tourism industry and one that Oman is actively targeting.

Oman Air offer guests signature Iftar Boxes during Ramadan

Date: 07 May 2019   In celebration of the holy month of Ramadan, Oman Air, the national carrier for the Sultanate of Oman, has reintroduced its signature Iftar boxes on select flights. The boxes are available in all cabin classes and feature a creatively-designed Ramadan Mubarak logo extending best wishes to all passengers during the Holy Month.

Oman Air holds conference for its airport services managers

Date: 05 May 2019   Oman Air held a major conference of airport services managers in Muscat. The conference brought together more than 100 airport managers from across Oman Air’s network. The three-day event, provided a forum to discuss results, plans and projected targets.

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