The national airline of Oman, Oman Air is headquartered at Muscat International
Airport in Seeb, Muscat. The airline is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization and the official designated carrier of the Sultanate of Oman. It is known to provide safe, profitable and reliable air transport services. In recognition for such high quality services, the airline has received prestigious accolades, such as the Best Business Class Airline Seat Award for two years running at the prestigious World Airline Awards run by Skytrax in 2012 and 2013. It has also been recognized as the Best Business Class Airline, Middle East, in the prestigious Business Destinations Travel Awards 2012. Also, this airline was declared the Best Airline Worldwide in 2011 via a survey conducted by a renowned travel magazine, REISE & PREISE. Launched in 1970 as an aircraft handling service at the old Beit Al Falaj Airport, Oman Air has come a long way and specializes in providing a world class, opulent flying experience.
The IATA code for Oman Air is WY.
As of 2014, the Oman Air fleet consists of aircraft with an average of 6.5 years of use and plans to commence travel via a 50-strong fleet by 2017. Its luxury airbuses include the Airbus 330-300 and 330-200 series aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. It also includes 13 state of the art Boeing 737 NG aircraft and two Boeing 737-700 series, powered by CFM engines. Top of the line aircraft include 3 brand new Embraer E-175 crafts launched in 2011 and two ATR42-500 turbo propelled airplanes.
With its primary headquarters in Muscat, this airline has a network of 42 destinations across 23 countries. Popular destinations include the UAE, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Switzerland, Maldives, Italy, Egypt, France, Germany and several other important countries across the world. In India, it stops at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram, making it the country where Oman Air travels very frequently. Within Oman, it travels only to Salalah and Khasab.
In flight facilities
The unique thing about this airline is that in all three of its cabins, you can SMS and use the internet with OnAir mobile services and Oman Air’s exclusive Wi-Fi internet services. This is the only flight that is currently well equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to stream HD videos, watch movies and listen to music on the go. Additional in flight features include quality food and great services to premium customers, business flyers and first class travellers. Moreover, passengers are also provided in flight reading material across different genres, including entertainment, healthcare, lifestyle and tourism. There is also the advantage of getting standard duty free service during the flight.
Ground facilities and online booking
While you wait to board your flight, you can relax or catch up on work at the Oman Open Air Lounge. Here, you can also get complimentary food, beverages and free Wi-Fi services. Rather than waiting hours at the airport, you could opt for web check-in up to 8 hours before departure. You can also book flight tickets online.