The ceremony, presented by award-winning actress Vivica Fox at the CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa, was attended by hundreds of dignitaries and international media, as well as government and industry leaders.
Following the awards, Paul Gregorowitsch, Chief Executive of Oman Air, commented:
“Oman Air is delighted to accept this award. It is powerful recognition of our outstanding Economy Class service and once again confirms Oman Air as the airline of First Choice.
“Earlier this year, the World Travel Awards named Oman Air as Best Business Class Airline – Middle East and Best Economy Class Airline – Middle East. To now take the global Economy Class title shows that not only the World Travel Awards judges, but also air travellers around the world, continue to be extremely impressed with what Oman Air offers. I would like to thank them all, on behalf of Oman Air, for their support.
“And it is particularly satisfying to be able to accept this award at a time when we have just launched our latest ambitious expansion programme.
“This will see us operate more aircraft to more destinations than ever before. It will also allow us to delight our customers by making even more improvements to our Business Class and Economy Class cabins. We are taking the best and making it even better!”
Oman Air’s growth strategy was launched in November 2014 and will see the airline expand its fleet from 30 to around 50 aircraft by 2018. The first of 15 Boeing 737s and three Airbus A330s touched down at Muscat International airport within the last few weeks. Six Boeing 787 Dreamliners will also be delivered from late 2015.
The new aircraft offer brand new Business Class and Economy Class cabins. Each Economy Class seat provides exceptional comfort and features a one-piece composite seat back structure, a high seat back pivot and articulating bottom pan, and a four-way adjustable headrest. Seat pitches reflect the length of flights each aircraft will be deployed upon, with the A330’s 265 seats offering 32 inches and the 737-900ER’s 171 seats offering 30 inches. Meanwhile, the 10.6-inch seatback LCD screen offers access to the same IFE options as those enjoyed in Business Class. In addition, a USB port is mounted on the seatback screen, allowing customers to charge any mobile phone, and each pair of seats shares a PC power port.
Paul Gregorowitsch concluded: “Oman Air’s stunning new Economy Class cabins can currently be experienced on the services to Manila and Jakarta that we launched earlier this month. Return flights per person from Muscat to Manila start at OMR 315, and from Muscat to Jakarta flights are available from just OMR 267.1
“So, Oman Air offers unbeatable inflight comfort and service, a wide range of convenient connections at Muscat and a growing range of exciting global destinations. There really is no better time to find out for yourself why Oman Air has been named World’s Leading Airline - Economy Class.”