Mr. Gihan Karunaratne – Country Manager, Sri Lanka & Maldives delivering the welcome speech at the event
Oman Air proudly announces its 8th Anniversary of successful operations in Sri Lanka. The national airline of Oman has grown by leaps and bounds in Sri Lanka, playing a major role in supporting Sri Lanka’s commercial, industrial and tourism sectors by providing flights to all key destinations in the world. The Colombo-Muscat route has become an important part of its global network while becoming indispensable for business and leisure travelers as well as Sri Lankan expatriate workers based in Oman. Oman Air’s direct flights are extremely convenient and help connect passengers to Oman, Middle East and Europe. More significantly, this route also connects travelers to Sri Lanka and contributes hugely towards the growth of the local tourism industry.
Commenting on the joyous occasion of the airline’s 8th year of operations in Sri Lanka, Gihan Karunaratne, Country Manager – Sri Lanka & Maldives said, “We feel immense pride in celebrating our 8th year of a mutually rewarding partnership with Sri Lanka. Over this period, Oman Air has carved out a significant share in Sri Lanka’s aviation industry and we would like to thank our loyal customer base in the country for their continued patronage. Oman Air enjoys a strong brand presence in the local market, as we work closely with all local stakeholders to deliver a superior experience. Oman Air has recently refreshed its fleet with Boeing 737- Neo & Dreamliners to enhance its luxury product offering. We are committed to growing in Sri Lanka and are grateful for the support given to us by the government, travel and aviation sectors.”
Mr. Ihab Sorial – Senior Vice President, International Sales delivering the Key Note Speech at the event
Oman Air commenced its Sri Lankan operations in 2009 with 4 flights a week and now operates 14 flights per week with an average passenger load factor of 82 per cent. Oman Air has received some impressive awards including the World Travel Awards with World’s Leading Business Class Airline – Middle East and Best Economy Class Airline – Middle East. And one of the most impressive award was the 'Best Airline in Europe, Middle East & Africa' awarded at The Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality & Lifestyle Awards which held in Spain.
Anniversary cake being cut by His Excellency the Ambassador and the Oman Air Team
His Excellency Al Sheikh Jumah Hamadan Hasan Al Shehhi, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman for Sri Lanka and Mr. Salim Al Abrak Bair Shajanah, Head of Administrative & Financial Affairs with the Oman Air & GSA Management