Muscat: Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has received international recognition at the 2020 World Travel Awards, Middle East. The airline has been named “Middle East’s Leading Airline: Business Class” and “Middle East’s Leading Airline: Economy Class”. The airline’s in-flight magazine, Wings of Oman, also earned the title “Middle East’s Leading In-flight Magazine”.
While the airline first received the “Middle East’s Leading Airline: Business Class” award in 2014, and then every year since 2016, it has been named “Middle East’s Leading Airline: Economy Class” for six years running – from 2014 to 2020. A win at the annual World Travel Awards is the ultimate travel and tourism industry accolade. Voted for by travel and tourism professionals and consumers worldwide, the honour recognises the commitment to excellence each winner has demonstrated.
Commenting on the World Travel Awards, Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Raisi, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Air, said, “We are extremely delighted and honoured to earn these awards. Winning three categories of the prestigious World Travel Awards is a remarkable achievement for Oman Air, especially when we were pitted against some of the world's largest airlines.”
“Although the category of “Leading In-flight Magazine” was previously a part of the World Travel Awards, this is the second time it was included in the WTA Middle East. We are delighted to be the winner in this category for 2 consecutive years,” he added. “On behalf of all my colleagues at Oman Air, I would like to thank the jury and all those knowledgeable and experienced professionals from the travel and tourism and the consumer-travel buyer sectors whose votes have contributed to our success.”
The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. The brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality in these industries.