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Oman Air Delegation head to Bangkok Today

Date: 14 Jan 2008

Today Oman Air the Sultanate of Oman Flag carrier commenced its new first service to the Far East as of November 26, 2007

Mr. Ziad Bin Karim Al Haremi

from the Omani capital Muscat. Bangkok is the 25th destination for the Muscat-based airline, and Oman Air operates non-stop flights to Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport. The name Suvarnabhumi was chosen by HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, which means "The Golden Land".Mr. Ziad Bin Karim Al Haremi, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Aviation Services (Oman Air) is heading Oman Air delegation to Bangkok. The represents of this new route for Oman Air comes in a period of rapid growth for the airline, which saw 25 destinations by the end of 2007.

 Media representatives were invited to join Oman Air delegation to ccommemorate the occasion of Oman Air first long haul direct and nonstop air service between these two friendly nations. The Media group comprises of Oman News Agency, Oman Television, Oman Radio Arabic and English Services, all six Arabic and English dailies, beside reporters of various renowned regional Media outlets. A press conference, also an official inaugural ceremony will be held at the Bangkok Hotel, which occupies a prime location at the core of the city's thriving business and commercial districts on January 14, to celebrate this special occasion.

Mr. Ziad Bin Karim Al Haremi, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Aviation Services (Oman Air) stated that Oman Air continues to achieve new accomplishments in terms of passengers’ traffic. The airline on 2007 has carried 1,508,657 passengers, which is considered as an unprecedented achievement since operation in 1993. The National Carrier of Oman carried 1,226,614 Passenger in 2006.

Mr. Usama Bin Karim Al Harem

Oman Air continued to break its former records and we are pleased with such outstanding achievements. We are enthusiastic to increase passengers’ traffic, but at the same time, and based on the company’s strategy, which aims to providing the best of services, We are dedicated to provide the highest degree of safety and reliability on regular basis.

He added that the constant increase in number of passengers, furthermore the distinguished performance during 2007 was due to the upward passengers’ traffic in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, also the launch of our new destinations as well as a result of rescheduling some of Oman Air flights by increasing or decreasing some flights, re-routing or change of timings for others. Al Haremi further said, Oman Air achieved good growth rates in the number of passengers carried during 2007. This clearly reflects the passengers’ confidence in Oman Air services, which continues to pursue high level of growth and development. Mr. Al Haremi concluded by saying we are proud of the assurances entrusted by our clients and will do the utmost to keep it up.

Corporate Communications and Media Department in Oman Air noted that this certainly reflects successful operational policies that have strengthened the company’s outstanding performance and contributed to the many achievements on the level of all different department of the company. No doubt, these results are contemplating the efficiency and commitment of the teamwork as well as the organization structure, which had been approved for the aim of upgrading all company’s activities. They concluded saying that the policies and work plans approved by Oman Air succeeded in fulfilling several of the objectives that aim to modernize and improve performance of the Company by optimally investing in the available resources.