Muscat: Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, was voted "World’s Leading Airline – Economy Class" at this year's World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony.
Since commencing operations in 1993, Oman Air has played a major role in transforming Muscat into a major traffic hub and serving as a catalyst for commercial, industrial and tourism activities.
Oman Air’s fleet consists of modern and fuel-efficient aircraft with aesthetically-designed interiors. This was acknowledged last year, when the airline was also voted "Middle East’s Leading Airline – Business Class" and "Middle East’s Leading Airline – Economy Class" at the World Travel Awards.
Ultra-modern in-flight service equipment is deployed on-board to improve safety and overall performance. Investment in new technology, planning and product innovation has propelled Oman Air to the forefront of the aviation industry.
Oman Air stands tall with a list of achievements to its credit. It is the first airline in the Gulf to introduce the brand new Boeing NG 737 aircraft series. Its safety record is a matter of pride. It has excellent on-time performance, OTP exceeding 95 per cent, and is striving to better its track record.
The national flag carrier is in the midst of a major three-year expansion programme, which will take the total number of the Muscat-based carrier to around 50 aircraft by 2018, across its fleet of Boeing B737-900s, Airbus A330s and Boeing B787 Dreamliners.