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Oman Air celebrates five years of flying into London at WTM 2012

Oman Air celebrates five years of flying into London at WTM 2012

National carrier of the Sultanate of Oman establishes major World Travel Market presence at Stand ME 230 Oman Air returns to World Travel Market in London this month to celebrate five years of operating its flagship daily non-stop and direct route between Muscat and London.

The route was launched in November 2007, initially flying into Gatwick, before switching in 2009 to Heathrow Terminal 3. Over its five years of operation, the route has seen the introduction of brand new Airbus A330 aircraft and the unveiling of Oman Air ‘s first-ever First Class cabin, the launch of the world’s first full in-flight connectivity with both mobile phone and wifi internet access, and the confirmation of the UK as the source of the greatest number of visitors to the Sultanate of Oman.

Oman Air will be represented at World Travel Market by its Chief Commercial Officer, Abdulrazaq Al Raisi, and Country Manager for UK and Ireland, Rohan Alce. They will be joined by teams from both Oman and the UK and the airline’s magnificent two-story stand, built with a blend of traditional Omani and modern design, will host representatives of the travel trade and media, as well as individual travellers who wish to find out why Oman’s reputation as the perfect destination continues to grow.

Wayne Pearce, Oman Air ‘s Chief Executive Officer, comments:
“We are looking forward to once again having a major presence at World Travel Market, where Oman Air will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of its service between Muscat and London. This route has been a resounding success for Oman Air , confirming London as a flagship destination within our continuously-growing network and underlying the valued and long-established relationship between the two countries.

“World Travel Market is an invaluable forum for creating new partnerships with the travel trade, renewing existing relationships and raising awareness of Oman Air ‘s outstanding products, reliability and value. I am sure that we will enjoy a very pleasant and valuable stay in London.”


In addition to the fifth anniversary celebration, Oman Air will be showcasing its A330 Business Class seat, following its second consecutive win in the “World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat” category of the World Airline Awards. The awards, operated by independent airline specialists Skytrax, are based on a year-long, worldwide survey of more than 18 million air travellers and also saw Oman Air placed within the top ten rankings of a further eight categories.

Abdulrazaq Al Raisi added:
“Having won an average of one international award per month over the last three years, Oman Air has ascended to the top tier of international airlines and offers luxury not just in Business Class, but in every class. However, we also offer great value - as our current online offers show - and we look forward at WTM to working with members of the travel trade to ensure that as many people as possible are able to make the most of that value.”