Muscat: Oman Air has announced that new graduates from high schools in Oman will receive a 25 per cent discount on return flights to enable them to continue their studies overseas.
The discounts will apply to all bookings, excluding promotional fares. To be eligible, students must be Omani citizens, aged between 18 and 25 years old at the time of travel and should have just graduated from high school, or an equivalent educational institution.
In addition, they should have been accepted for full-time study on an accredited course at an overseas college or university. The discounts will apply to international destinations that lie within Oman Air’s expanding international network and where students are enrolled. Students will be entitled to an enhanced baggage allowance of 10 kilograms above the weight normally permitted and can reschedule one flight at no extra charge.
Discounted tickets will be available only through the airline’s local offices and outlets in Oman and can be booked upon the presentation of a photocopy of a valid student ID card, or a formal letter issued by the head of faculty or the Ministry of Higher Education.
Announcing the offer, Oman Air’s Country Manager for Oman, Jamal bin Saif Al Azki, said: “Oman Air is delighted to offer our nation’s new high school graduates the opportunity to save money when they travel overseas to continue their studies. As the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, we are proud to be making this investment in the country’s future and to provide extra motivation to help them achieve their full potential.
“We look forward to welcoming many more students aboard our award-winning aircraft as they fly to seats of learning throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe.”
Oman Air’s 25 per cent discount for students is available from now until December 31 and terms and conditions apply.
The airline has a long-standing commitment to supporting educational achievement within the Sultanate of Oman. Previous initiatives saw Oman Air partner with aircraft manufacturer Airbus to jointly host two school workshops conducted in Muscat by The Little Engineer (TLE), an organisation dedicated to instilling an appreciation of Science and Technology in today’s youth. Oman Air has also joined hands with Boeing to start a training and recruitment skills programme for graduates of the High Technical College in Muscat.
Additional educational support includes the donation of a large number of Arabic and English language books to Oman’s Maktabati project, which encourages children of all ages to improve their reading skills, develop a love for reading and undertake beneficial hobbies during their leisure time. And within the last few weeks, the airline has enabled a number of tourism students to further their studies by participating in Arabian Travel Market, one of the world’s great travel and trade events.