Oman Air Then and Now
The national airline and flag carrier for the country of Oman are Oman Air. It operates out of Muscat International Airport. Its roots date back to the early 1970s and its journey started off with the establishment of Oman International Services (OIS). It didn’t have any aircraft at the time and just provided various ground handling services at the Beit Al Falaj Airport. The airlines took small steps before it developed into the entity it is today, starting off by acquiring the light aircraft division of a partner air carrier and then going on to set up its own aviation aircraft division it went on to become Oman aviation services in 1981. Purchasing aircraft from the airlines of neighbouring countries it continued to progress when in 1993 Omar Airlines was founded. Making its first commercial jet flight from Muscat to Salalah on a wet-leased Boeing 737-300. The first international flight was to Dubai in 1993; more destinations were added quickly mainly being cities in South Asia. In March of, Oman airlines became the first airline to offer both cell phone and Wi-Fi internet services on selected routes. In 2011, it won the Gold Award for “Airline of the Year” at France’s Laurier d'Or du Voyage d’Affiares. Currently, this airline is making leaps and bounds and is adding more modern aircraft to its fleet as well as destinations.
Oman Air Line Fleet, Destinations and Alliances
By July 2017, Oman Air Line fleet consisted of 47 aircraft with 24 aircraft pending delivery. It has a mixture of Airbus, Boeings and Embraers. Currently, Oman air flights go to 50 destinations in 27 countries in Europe, The Middle East, Africa, South Asia and the Far East, with more being added all the time and the airlines is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization.
Oman Airlines Services
Like other airlines, Oman has its own services such as a regional air taxi service and offers charter flights. Besides that its engineering division is fully functional to support its own aircrafts as well as provide services to others when the need arises.
Being the official airlines of a majority Muslim country the airline offers food complying with Islamic dietary laws. They have Wi-Fi and cell phone services and an exciting lineup of movies, shows, cartoons in their in-flight entertainment system.
To reward its loyal customers the airline offers a frequent flyer program that is divided into three 3 levels – Sindbad Blue, Sindbad Silver and Sindbad Gold with collaborations with Etihad Airways.
Oman Air Booking
If you wish to make a reservation or get an Oman Air booking done then you will not face much problem as they have a network of agents and offices in destinations that they travel to. Also, virtual agents such as checkin.pk can assist with your booking needs by providing Oman Air online booking. So that you can, from the convenience of your home or office, make a reservation..