Oman Air anticipates most successful ever participation in ITB Berlin

Oman Sunday 06/March/2016 23:24 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman Air anticipates most successful ever participation in ITB Berlin

Muscat: Oman Air is set to participate once again in the world’s largest travel fair, ITB Berlin, being held at Messe Berlin between 9th and 13th March.
The carrier’s iconic white stand number 202 in Hall 22B will provide an ideal venue for showcasing Oman Air’s award-winning products and services, establishing new partnerships, renewing existing relationships and announcing latest developments.
Furthermore, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman will be signing an agreement with a major service provider, which will add choice, value and convenience to the Oman Air passengers’ experience. Further details will be announced at the time of the signing.
Oman Air’s participation in this year’s event follows a year in which the airline increased its fleet size to 40 aircraft, grown its network to include 50 exciting destinations and introduced more frequencies on many of its key routes.
Paul Gregorowitsch, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Air, anticipates a highly successful event. He says: “ITB Berlin is the largest and arguably the most important travel fair in the global calendar. Oman Air has attended this event for many years and we have always found it impressively organised and highly productive.
“This year, as Oman Air continues its ambitious programme of fleet and network expansion, we look forward to meeting a wide range of important trade partners, industry experts and, of course, individual air travellers. We will be discussing the potential for new destinations, new products and services and new partnerships throughout our growing network.
“And, vitally, we will be raising awareness about both Oman Air’s internationally-acclaimed passenger experience and the country’s numerous attractions as a leisure and business destination.”
Since Oman Air’s participation in ITB Berlin 2015, the airline has introduced a range of new aircraft to its fleet, including Boeing 737s and iconic Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The Dreamliners entered service in October and have been greeted with enthusiasm by customers. The fleet expansion programme will see the addition of more aircraft, including Dreamliners, between now and 2020, by which time Oman Air will operate 70 airliners.
In addition, the last year saw Oman Air launch brand-new services to Singapore, Dhaka and Goa – the airline’s 11th destination in India. The frequency of services to many established destinations was also increased, with all Indian destinations enjoying daily or double-daily services and return flights to Paris expanding to six per week. Oman Air’s service to London Heathrow is due to increase from daily to double-daily in April of this year.
Oman Air’s growth over the last year has been matched by the acclaim it has earned. The airline collected the ‘Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East’ award at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2015, as well as ‘World’s Leading Airline Economy Class 2015’ and ‘World’s Leading Airport Lounge – Business Class 2015’ at the World Travel Awards 2015. Oman Air also collected ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline - Business Class’ and ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline - Economy Class’ awards at the World Travel Awards Middle East 2015.