Oman Air’s revenue increases to OMR466m

Oman Sunday 20/March/2016 14:58 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman Air’s revenue increases to OMR466m

Muscat: Oman Air’s revenues increased to OMR465.971 million, Oman Air’s shareholders were informed at the airline’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at Oman Air’s headquarters in Muscat.
Oman Air’s Chairman, Darwish Bin Ismail Bin AliAl Balushi, announced financial results for 2015 covering the company’s financial and operational progress over the last full year.
Also, Oman Air carried 6.3 million passengers in 2015, up from 5.1 million the previous year. More than 28,000 round trips were recorded and capacity in 2015 rose to 20.5 billion available seat kilometres, with an average seat factor of 71.4 per cent being achieved.
Oman Air also saw the arrival of nine outstanding new aircraft in 2015 including Oman Air’s first two Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners and new Boeing 737s. The airline launched three new destinations, Singapore, Goa and Dhaka, as well as adding frequencies to some of its established routes.
Oman Air’s staff at Muscat International Airport also handled 47,823 flights and 10.3 million passengers over the course of the year. Of these flights, 19,830 were operated by airlines other than Oman Air, resulting in an increase to OMR17.610 million in the total handling fees received in 2015 compared to OMR14.346 million in last year, an increase of OMR3.264 million.
Oman Air’s catering division served 7.5 million meals in 2015, which was 900,000 meals more than 2014. A healthy growth of 9% in income from rooms, food and beverages was also recorded. The amount of cargo that Oman Air handled in 2015 increased to 140,000 from 125,000 tonnes of the previous year.
Darwish Bin Ismail Bin Ali Al Balushi, Chairman of Oman Air, said, “As our fleet grows in size, the on-board comfort that it offers is benefitting from a range of improvements.We have worked hard, with our partners at Muscat International Airport, to improve connections and customers are now enjoying reduced waiting times and greater convenience.”