Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, announced the appointment of Mrs. Madina Al Balushi as Country Manager, Bahrain and Ms. Najma Al Naamani as Sales Manager, Sri Lanka. Both will represent Oman Air in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Republic of Sri Lanka after gaining wide experience in Commercial Division; these stations have been served by Oman Air since 16 and 11 years respectively.
Mrs. Al Balushi and Ms.Al Naamani, are both Omani nationals entrusted to run Sales function in Oman Air outstation network, they represent the future vision of Oman Air Management in encouraging Omani ladies to move into frontline revenue generating roles; they will take on the challenge of further strengthening Oman Air’s revenue growth in Bahrain and Sri Lanka by utilizing their experience gained whilst spending many years in various Commercial roles.
Chief Executive Officer of Oman Air, Abdulaziz Al Raisi, commented, "Oman Air is proud that it remains a leader in the Omanisation programme, and is recognised as one of the leading companies in the Sultanate offering women a safe and supportive work environment. Omani Women comprise a vital and increasing proportion of our workforce. They are represented at almost all levels in the company, furthermore they continue to make important contributions to the ongoing success of Oman Air. I would like to thank all the Oman Air women, who helped to ensure that Oman Air continues to be the airline of First Choice," Al Raisi added."
Women currently comprise of more than 32 percent of Oman Air's workforce. The airline pursues a proactive policy of recognising talented and qualified women, and providing the necessary support for them to excel within their chosen careers. Women are well-represented in a range of roles, including engineering, airport management, airport services, marketing, customer services, cabin crew, flight operations, sales and communications.
It is worth mentioning that The National carrier, Oman Air, celebrated the Omani Women’s Day in 2019 with its first-ever flight operated by a full set of the female crew - pilots and cabin members.