Oman Air is the national airline of Oman. It operates scheduled domestic and international passenger services, as well as regional air taxi and charter flights. Its main base is Muscat International Airport. Oman Air is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization. As of 1 March 2010, Oman Air has become the first airline in the world to offer both mobile phone and Wi-Fi Internet services on selected routes. In April 2011, Oman Air was upgraded to a four star airline, with its business class being recognized with five stars and it was named the World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat award at the 2011 World Airline Awards hosted by Skytrax. In 2011, Oman Air won the Gold award for the “Airline of the Year” at France’s Laurier d’Or du Voyage d’Affaires.
Business Class Flights
Oman Air has been awarded ‘Best Business Class Airline, Middle East’ in the prestigious Business Destinations Travel Awards 2012. This follows on from last year’s win by Oman Air of the ‘Best Luxury Airline, Middle East’ category.
“Oman Air’s Business Class provides a luxurious travel experience for every passenger. With seats in a 1-2-1 configuration which offers every passenger direct aisle access, they convert to an 82-inch long, fully lie-flat bed at the touch of a button.
Each seat also has a 17-inch video screen offering the latest in-flight entertainment packages with a great selection of movies, music, games and live satellite TV, as well as USB ports and iPod sockets which allow passengers to personalize their entertainment choices. Award-winning amenity kits, extensive wine lists and delicious a la carte menus, served by highly-trained crew attired in Balenciaga-designed uniforms, add that extra touch of refinement.”
Over the last two years, Oman Air has won an average of one international award per month, including:
- “Best Airline in the World” at France’s leading travel show IFTM Top Resa in September 2011;
- “Best Business Class Airline Seat in the World” and “Service Excellence, Middle East” at the World Airline Awards 2011;
- “Most Promising Newcomer” at Malaysia’s KLIA Awards 2011;
- “Best In-flight Connectivity and Communications” at the Apex Passenger Choice Awards 2011.
In addition, in April 2011, Oman Air was ranked Official 4 Star Airline in Skytrax Airline Quality Audit.