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6 Nov, 2020

Oman National Carrier scores trip wins at the World Travel Awards

Muscat, 5 November 2020 – Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has been recognised in the 2020 World Travel Awards Middle East programme, being named the “Middle East’s Leading Airline” Business Class and “Middle East’s Leading Airline” Economy Class. The airline’s in-flight magazine, Wings of Oman, also earned the title, “Middle East’s Leading Inflight Magazine”.

The airline has been awarded the “Middle East’s Leading Airline: Business Class” title every year since 2016, as well as in 2014; and the “Middle East’s Leading Airline: Economy Class” title for 6 years running – from 2014 to 2020.

Voted for by travel and tourism professionals and consumers worldwide, the honour recognises the commitment to excellence each winner has demonstrated.

Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Raisi, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Air, commented: “We are extremely delighted and honoured to earn these awards. Winning 3 categories of the prestigious World Travel Awards is a remarkable achievement for Oman Air, especially when we were pitted against some of the world’s largest airlines. Although the category of “Leading In-flight Magazine” was previously a part of the World Travel Awards, this is the second time it was included in the WTA Middle East. We are delighted to be the winner in this category for 2 consecutive years.

“On behalf of all my colleagues at Oman Air, I would like to thank the jury and all those knowledgeable and experienced professionals from the travel and tourism and the consumer-travel buyer sectors whose votes have contributed to our success.”

The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. The brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality in those industries.