6. July 2011 11:33
The First Class passengers traveling by Oman Air are in for even more preferential treatment than before. The Oman Air announced that its First Class passengers will now be transported to their aircraft from the First Class airport lounge of the airline in Muscat in chauffeur-driven Audi A8s.
The move comes after the introduction of First Class cabins in October 2009 to Oman Air’s fleet of A330-300s.
The airline said that in each of its First Class cabin there are six seats, which are converted to lie-flat beds. Besides, there is a lounge area in the cabins with dedicated flight attendants in tow. Among other facilities in the First Class cabins include in-flight mobile phone and wi-fi connectivity, 23-inch seatback monitor, iPod sockets, and latest audio and video demand in-flight entertainment system.
Abdulrazaq Al Raisi, Chief Commercial Officer of Oman Air, said that the new lunge-to-aircraft Audis service will add value to the airline, and provide great convenience and comfort to the First Class passengers.
Earlier this year, the new First Class and Business Class lounges were unveiled at Muscat International Airport by Oman Air.
Meanwhile, in another development Oman Air recently announced that it has been declared winner of the World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat Award at a ceremony held for 2011 World Airline Awards during the Paris Air Show.
Expressing his delight Peter Hill, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Air, said that the Business Class seat of the airline is regularly mistaken for First Class. He said that the World Airline Awards are the most prestigious accolades bestowed in the global airline industry. It is a matter of great delight that the Oman Air has been declared as winner in the Best Business Class Seat category of the World Airline Awards.