First class passengers with Oman Air are to be offered a new luxury upgrade at Muscat International Airport, with a chance to be greeted with a chauffeur-driven Audi A8s.
Oman Air was earlier this year nominated as the Middle East’s Leading Airline by the prestigious World Travel Awards.
The national carrier of the Sultanate has joined with Audi to provide a fleet of the cars, which will whisk passengers from Oman Air’s new First Class airport lounge to their aircraft in unparalleled comfort and style.
Announcing the new service, Abdulrazaq Al Raisi, Oman Air’s chief commercial officer, said: “Oman Air’s First Class service offers unprecedented levels of luxury and the addition of our lounge-to-aircraft limousine service will provide even greater comfort and convenience.
“The new service will utilise Audi’s flagship A8 limousines, whose refinement and elegance perfectly complement Oman Air’s First Class experience, both at our new, state-of-the-art lounge at Muscat and onboard our outstanding Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
“We are confident that our First Class passengers will welcome this superb addition to Oman Air’s hospitality.”
The new service follows Oman Air’s introduction of First Class cabins to its fleet in October 2009.
Each cabin offers just six seats, a lounge area and dedicated flight attendants. The seats are wide, provide direct aisle access and convert to extra-long fully lie-flat beds.
Inflight mobile phone and wi-fi connectivity – which is available throughout the aircraft - dovetails with the latest audio and video on demand in-flight entertainment system via USN ports, iPod sockets and a huge 23-inch seatback monitor.
A la carte dining and award-winning refreshments add to the exclusivity of the service.
In addition, Oman Air unveiled brand new First Class and Business Class lounges at Muscat International Airport earlier this year.
First Class customers can now relax and enjoy fine dining, complimentary massages and the very best of Omani hospitality, before being driven to their waiting aircraft.
James Oliver, Audi’s general manager, Oman, added: “This is a significant milestone in our continued strengthening of the Audi Brand in Oman.
“The Audi A8 is the epitome of a first class experience where it blends modern technology, with timeless quality and craftsmanship.
“Just like the state of the art first class cabins on Oman Air’s fleet, this vehicle will collect and deliver its passengers in unbridled levels of comfort and style.
“Wattayah Motors is delighted to have been selected by Oman Air as their official Vehicle Partner and we are looking forward to a mutually rewarding partnership.”