KARACHI: Oman Air is celebrating a major success at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2015. For the second year in a row, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman has won the ‘World’s Leading Airline Economy Class 2015’ title. In a move which confirmed the attention to detail for its premium customers, the airline’s lounge at Muscat International Airport was also named ‘World’s Leading Airport Lounge – Business Class 2015’.The awards were presented at a dazzling red-carpet Gala Ceremony, held at the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in El Jadida, Morocco, on 12th December.
Welcoming the accolades, Oman Air Chief Executive Officer, Paul Gregorowitsch, said: “We are honoured and delighted to accept these very prestigious awards. Oman Air’s Economy Class combines superb service with outstanding comfort on both long haul and short haul flights. Whether you are flying to an intercontinental destination aboard our brand-new Boeing 787 Dreamliners, award winning A330’s or to a regional destination on board our state of the art Boeing 737 fleet, you can be sure that you are experiencing the very best in 21st Century air travel. Our Business Class lounge at Muscat International Airport has offered unparalleled comfort and amenity since it opened a number of years ago. However, we have recently reopened it after a period of substantial refurbishment. The lounge now offers an even more enjoyable environment to relax in and make the most of Oman Air’s warm hospitality and prepare for your flight. As Oman Air continues its programme of fleet and network expansion, we look forward to welcoming many more customers to experience our legendary hospitality and award winning services. In the meantime, I would like to thank the World Travel Awards and all those who voted for Oman Air for this wonderful recognition.”
Oman Air’s fleet currently comprises of 40 aircrafts, including two B787 Dreamliners, one Boeing 737-700s, 18 Boeing 737-800s, five Boeing 737-900s, four Airbus A330-200s, six Airbus A330-300s and four Embraer E175s. Each features spacious and comfortable Economy Class seating, with pitches varying between 30 and 34 inches, depending on the type of the aircraft.