Press Releases

Ministry of Manpower Awards Oman Air

Date: 21 Dec 2010 The Ministry of Manpower recently honoured Oman Air with a commemorative plaque in recognition of its Omanisation systematic efforts. The annual ceremony held at Al Bustan Palace Hotel, was under the auspices of H.E Lieutenant General Malik Sulaiman Al Maamari, Inspector General of Police and Customs.

Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Said Bin Ali Al Mazhali Oman Air Concludes 40th National Day Sindbad Promotion with Two 40,000 Miles Winners

Date: 21 Dec 2010 H.E. Sheikh Said bin Ali bin Nafal Al Mazhali, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications for Civil Aviation Affairs and Oman Air Board Member, drew the names of the two grand prize winners of Oman Air’s 40th National Day Sindbad Promotion in a special ceremony held at the Airline’s new check-in counters at Muscat International Airport. Basheer Saydarakath and Peter Gregory were granted 40,000 miles each as part of the Airline’s five week-long promotion in which a total of seven lucky frequent flyer members received 100,000 miles collectively.

Oman Air Scoops Top Industry Award

Date: 12 Dec 2010 Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, was recently announced as the winner of the ‘Technology Implementation of the Year’ category at the prestigious 4th Annual Aviation Business Awards 2010. The award recognised Oman Air’s pioneering introduction of in-flight mobile phone and Wi-Fi connectivity, which utilises the Airbus ALNA V2 system and Honeywell’s SwiftBroadband (SBB) solution, via OnAir and Inmarsat.

Committed to Harnessing National Talent Oman Air Renews Partnership with Ahmad Al Harthy for 2011

Date: 6 Dec 2010 In line with its strategy to harness national talent, Oman Air has announced its renewed commitment to support Oman’s international motor racing sensation, Ahmad Al Harthy for the 2011 season. One of the very few racing drivers of international standing to emerge from Oman and the Gulf region, Al Harthy has recently ranked 4th with five podium finishes in the United Kingdom’s pinnacle motor racing event, the Porsche Carerra Cup GB Championship in the Pro-AM 1 Class, and participated in the iconic Le Mans racing circuit in France.

Oman Air Touches Down in Milan’s Malpensa Airport

Date: 3 Dec 2010 Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, commenced on December 3 a new service from Oman’s capital of Muscat to Milan, Italy’s world-renowned capital of culture, fashion and design. Milan is the 41st destination to benefit from Oman Air’s world-class hospitality and the new route is the ninth to be unveiled this year. The launch is being celebrated with cake-cutting ceremonies in Milan Malpensa Airport, and attended by high-ranking airport officials and senior representatives of Oman Air.

Oman Air Launches Prestige New Route to Milan

Date: 01 Dec 2010 Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is to launch a new service between Muscat and Milan in the first week of December. Oman Air's internationally-acclaimed A330 aircraft will touch down at Milan's Malpensa Airport for the first time on Friday 3rd December and the airline will then operate four flights per week in each direction. Announcing the new route, Oman Air's Chief Executive Officer, Peter Hill, says:

Oman Air Engineering and Maintenance Division Salutes His Majesty on the Occasion of 40th National Day

Date: 28 Nov 2010 In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the accession of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Oman Air’s Engineering and Maintenance Division recently congregated to pay tribute to the Founder of the modern Omani Renaissance and rejoice with the nation’s festivities. A huge banner was hung at the Hangar 1 area to commemorate the occasion.

Oman Air Announces Second and Third Winners of Sindbad 40th National Day Promotion

Date: 28 Nov 2010 The National Carrier of the Sultanate, Oman Air, has announced the second and third winners of the Sindbad 40th National Day Promotion. Elizabeth McEvoy from Ireland and Asok Kolangarath from India have received 4,000 Sidbad Miles each in jubilation of four decades of historic and unparalleled achievements under the leadership of His Majesty the Sultan. With two weeks remaining until the conclusion of the 100,000 Mile Promotion, four lucky frequent flyer members still stand the chance to win 4,000 miles each with a mega raffle draw scheduled for December 15th with two grand prizes of 40,000 miles each.

Oman Air Launches ‘40 Young Ambassadors Programme’ to Commemorate Four Decades of Historic Achievements

Date: 14 Nov 2010 Forty students from across the Sultanate have been selected to deliver forty messages of solidarity to leading academic institutions in Oman Air’s forty destinations across the globe as part of the national carrier’s hallmark National Day initiative. The unprecedented “40 Young Ambassadors Programme” was launched to celebrate the Sultanate’s forty years of progress and historic achievements under the reign and pioneering leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said.

Oman Air Announces First Winner of Sindbad 40th National Day Promotion

Date: 14 Nov 2010 Mr. Hamed Al Kharusi from Muscat, Oman has been announced as the first winner of 4,000 Sindbad Miles, part of Oman Air’s five-week promotion in celebration of the momentous 40th National Day. Six lucky Sindbad frequent flyer members still stand the chance to win the remaining 96,000 Miles.

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