MUSCAT: Oman Air, the Sultanate’s national carrier, has added another feather in its cap. The national carrier is among the recipients of ‘Top 10 GCC Business Award’ 2018 given by Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI).
Eng Abdulaziz Al Raisi, Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, received the award at a prestigious event at Sharjah Expo Centre under the patronage of Sheikh Abdullah bin Salim Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah.
Launched in 2017, the ‘Top 10 GCC Business’ Award is based on the Sharjah Chamber’s efforts and commitment to providing all possible support to private sector firms in the GCC region to help them improve their competitiveness so that they can lead the development of GCC economies and achieve integration and unity among them.
Eng. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, CEO of Oman Air, said: “This is a fantastic way for Oman Air to start the year 2019, winning a prestigious award. This award is another testament to our effort to promote the diversity of our beautiful country to become both a tourism and industrial hub.
2018 was a stellar year for Oman Air. Apart from bagging a multitude of awards and accolades, Oman Air also added eight brand new aircraft to its growing fleet and opened three new destinations, Istanbul in Turkey, Casablanca in Morocco and Moscow in Russia, as well as resuming operations to Maldives.”
Last year, Oman Air was named the ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline, Business Class’ and ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline, Economy Class’ at the World Travel Awards held in the lead up to Arabian Travel Market 2018.
Other notable award wins for 2018, includes Best Airline in Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Seven Stars Luxury Lifestyle and Hospitality Awards 2018, Inflight Retailer of the Year at the Frontier Awards, Airline of the year Middle East 2018 at the 2018 Aviation Business Awards as well as receiving Four Star Airlines Rating at the APEX Regional Passenger Choice Awards.