Oman Air has been scooped three awards at the TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards 2010.
The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman won the Gold Award in the Best First Class Female Amenity Bag category, the Gold Award for Best In-flight Amenity – recognising Oman Air's pioneering introduction of both mobile phone and W-Fi connectivity onboard its aircraft – and the Silver Award for Best First Class Male Amenity Bag. Oman Air was also shortlisted in the Best Business Class Unisex Amenity Bag category.
The awards attracted a record number of entries from airlines, manufacturers, suppliers and designers of airline amenities.
Winning the awards follows a year in which Oman Air has been transformed, with the introduction of new airbus A330 aircraft to its fleet, the inauguration of a range of exciting new destinations, the unveiling of spacious and luxurious aircraft interiors and the launch of state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment systems. Oman Air has also been at the forefront of technological innovation as it became the first airline in the world to offer passengers full mobile phone and wi-fi connectivity simultaneously on its widebody aircraft.
Mr Abdulrazaq Alraisi, Chief Commercial Officer, Oman Air, said:
"Oman Air is extremely proud to have won these awards, especially against such strong competition. Our amenity kits contain everything the premium traveller needs to ensure they arrive at their destination relaxed, refreshed and revitalised.
"They contain a range of luxurious skin care products from the world-renowned Omani perfumery, Amouage, together with a number of essential toiletries and personal grooming items.
"As the first airline in the world to offer customers both mobile phone and Wi-Fi connectivity aboard our Airbus A330 fleet, we are delighted to be recognised for our pioneering role. It is a source of pride that our passengers can now enjoy the same communications and entertainment choices in the air that they take for granted on the ground.
"These awards are recognition of the hard work and creativity of Oman Air's staff and I would like to thank the entire team for all their efforts in creating these unique products.
"I firmly believe that we offer the very best in choice and luxury for our customers and these awards further enhance Oman Air's reputation as one of the world's leading airlines."