Oman Air appoints Black Sheep PR

Muscat/London, 21 July 2009: Oman Air, the flag carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has appointed London-based Black Sheep Public Relations to provide UK public relations support.

Peter Hill, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Air, says:

"We are delighted to welcome aboard Black Sheep PR and we look forward to working with them to position and build the Oman Air brand in the UK."

Agencies have also been appointed in France and Germany.

The appointment comes as Oman Air expands its international network and prepares to introduce new aircraft and new onboard products to a number of routes, including London to Muscat. Having moved its UK operations from Gatwick to Heathrow earlier this year, the airline is the only carrier to offer daily, direct, non-stop flights between London and Oman.

Peter Hill continues:

"Oman Air's international expansion has this year seen the introduction of daily London Heathrow and Bangkok services. In September we will be launching daily non-stop services from Oman to Germany, with four Frankfurt and three Munich flights. October will see the introduction of four non-stop flights from Oman to Paris, Charles De Gaulle and four flights to the Maldives, whilst Colombo in Sri Lanka will receive daily flights with four wide-body and three narrow-body aircraft. These new routes, together with our new aircraft and fantastic new products, represent carefully-planned and sustainable growth and confirm Oman Air not just as a major Middle East carrier, but as an important world airline.

"This transformation is the result of sound strategic planning and long-term investment, and provides the foundation for further sustainable growth over many years to come. It also provides an important element of Oman's ongoing inward investment programme."

Oman Air offers some of the most competitive prices for seats between London and Muscat, with Economy Class fares currently starting at just £371 per person and Business Class fares starting at £1,323 per person, including taxes.

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About Oman Air
Oman Air is the flag carrier of the Sultanate of Oman. Founded in 1993, the airline has since witnessed massive growth and has played a major role in making Muscat an important traffic hub in the Middle East, supporting the commercial, industrial and tourism sectors.

The airline currently operates direct international flights from Muscat to major Gulf destinations, such as Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait and Riyadh. In addition, Oman Air flies to ten destinations in India – Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Delhi, Lucknow, Bangalore, Kozhikode and Jaipur; to Chittagong in Bangladesh and Karachi in Pakistan, London, Bangkok, Cairo, Beirut and Amman, Jordan.

Oman Air’s international fleet consists of Boeing 737-800 and Airbus 330 wide-body jets. At the end of 2009 the fleet strength will be 15 B737-800s, two A330-200’s and two A330-300s. Three more A330 aircraft will enter service in 2010. Two ATR 42-500 aircraft perform domestic schedule and charter operations. The airline also has six Boeing 787 Dreamliners on order.

Earlier this year, Oman Air unveiled its new, lie-flat Business Class seat, which will offer greater levels of comfort and amenity than many other airlines’ first class products and will be fitted on all the new Airbus wide-body fleet.

About Black Sheep PR
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