Muscat: National carrier Oman Air won a prestigious airlines award in Malaysia, the airline announced on Wednesday.
Oman Air was awarded the Foreign Airline of the Year by Sector to Middle East award at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Awards 2015.
Oman Air was chosen based upon its achievements in 2015, including growth, sales performance, international recognition and service excellence.
This latest recognition is among an ever- increasing list of awards for Oman Air, which overcame competition from other airlines operating in the Middle East, including last year’s winners.
Gateway of choice
The KLIA Awards has been in existence since 2006, in recognition of aviation partners’ contributions in achieving the vision of KLIA becoming the gateway of choice in the region.
This year’s ceremony took place at the Sama Sama Hotel, KLIA, Petang, and the award was accepted by Oman Air’s Country Manager in Malaysia, Zainuddin Mohamed. Also present at the ceremony were Malaysian Minister of Transport Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Malaysia Airports Chairman Tan Sri Dr Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah and Civil Aviation Department Director General Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, as well as other key personnel from the aviation industry.
Commenting on the award, CEO of Oman Air Paul Gregorowitsch noted, “Oman Air is undertaking a very ambitious expansion programme, and it is gratifying to have our achievements and contribution to the industry recognized by KLIA. We continue to grow in all markets, including South East Asia, and our success is based on our consistently excellent product and on-board experience. Oman Air is always striving to “be the best”, and testament to this is our ever growing list of industry accolades and awards.”
Source : Times of Oman