02/10/2011 9:40 am
National carrier Oman Air won the 'Airline of the Year Award' at France’s Laurier d’Or du Voyage d’Affaires. A press release said that the Laurier d’Or du Voyage d’Affaires, hosted by IFTM-Top Resa in partnership with deplacements.com and Thalys, recognises the best in business travel products and services. Oman Air won the gold award in the ‘Airline of the Year’ category, ahead of Qatar Airways and Korean Airlines.
Philippe Georgiou, chief officer corporate affairs, said in the release, “Oman Air is delighted to have won this prestigious award and we would like to thank everyone who voted for us. It is indeed an honour to receive this recognition as we celebrate the second anniversary of the launch of our Muscat-Paris route.
The high quality of our business class service has attracted many accolades and this award follows a number of other quality awards we have received over the last couple of years, including Skytrax’s recent ‘Best Business Class Seat’ at the World Airline Awards. We pride ourselves on offering the very best in choice and luxury for our customers and this recognition further enhances Oman Air’s reputation as one of the world’s leading luxury airline.”
The release said that the nomination came after the introduction of Airbus A330 aircraft to Oman Air's fleet, each with spacious and luxurious interiors and state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment. The release also said that Oman Air is the first airline in the world to offer passengers full mobile phone and Wi-Fi connectivity onboard.
The release stated, 'Oman Air unveiled its new Airbus A330 economy, business and first class cabins in November 2009. Each cabin offers comfort, space and in-flight entertainment with audio and video on demand and live satellite TV. The recent introduction of full connectivity in all classes has seen the A330-300 described as the most highly connected international wide-body in operation today.