Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar al-Baker, made an official tour of Muscat International Airport recently as part of Qatar Airways’ new office opening celebrations in the Omani capital.
Oman Airports Management Company chief executive officer Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Sultan al-Hosni was among the dignitaries who were with al-Baker.
State-owned Oman Airports Management Company is responsible for the management and operations of civil airports in the Sultanate of Oman. The infrastructure of the airports, including terminal buildings, cargo building, runway, apron, car parking and other facilities, are directly under the management of Oman Airports Management Company.
Al-Baker and Qatar Airways senior vice-president (marketing and communications) Salam al-Shawa attending a presentation at Muscat International Airport
Al-Hosni presenting a commemorative souvenir to HE al-Baker
Al-Baker said, “It was an honour to officially tour the new Muscat International Airport and to have the opportunity to discuss and compare learnings with our regional peers in Oman. The new Muscat International Airport is a beautiful representation of Omani culture and heritage, and its state-of-the-art technologies, infrastructure and modernity are very impressive. As the main gateway into Muscat, this new airport will surely help attract even more visitors to this beautiful country.”
Al-Hosni said, “Oman Airports is delighted to welcome leaders of distinguished airlines from around the world to enrich and promote mutual relations between these airlines and our leading airports that have earned an excellent reputation among their global counterparts. It was our pleasure to welcome Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive HE al-Baker in a visit aimed at promoting the partnership between our companies, as we are committed to creating a high level of co-operation with all airlines that operate from our airports.”
The airport tour followed the official opening of Qatar Airways’ new office in Muscat, held in the attendance of al-Hosni; Qatar’s ambassador to Oman Ali bin Fahad al-Hajri Shahwani and other government officials and trade partners.
Qatar Airways operates 70 flights per week, serving three gateways in Oman- Muscat, Salalah and Sohar.
Qatar’s national carrier has been flying to Oman since 2000, when it first began direct services to the Omani capital, Muscat.
In 2013, Salalah was added to the airline’s expanding network as the second destination, followed by Sohar in 2017.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, and ‘World’s Best First-Class Airline Lounge’.
Qatar Airways seamlessly connects passengers from Oman to more than 160 destinations across six continents through its award-winning hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha.
The carrier will launch a host of “exciting new” destinations in 2019, including Lisbon, Malta, Rabat, Davao, Langkawi, Izmir, and Mogadishu.
Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class, ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ and ‘World’s Best First-Class Airline Lounge’ in the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax.