Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Oman Air and Turkish Airlines sign codeshare agreement



Oman Air and Turkish Airlines sign codeshare agreement
Oman Air and Turkish Airlines, have signed a codeshare agreement covering services between Oman and Istanbul. The agreement was signed at Turkish Airlines Headquarters today by Wayne Pearce, CEO of Oman Air, and Temel Kotil PhD., President and CEO of Turkish Airlines.
The codeshare agreement allows passengers to benefit from the outstanding quality-approved products and services offered by Oman Air and Turkish Airlines’ on Istanbul to Muscat and Muscat to Istanbul routes, flights operated by Turkish Airlines.
Wayne Pearce commented:
“Under the strong and visionary leadership of its management, and thanks to the dedicated efforts of its employees, Turkish Airlines has become a globally recognized network carrier. As such, it is the ideal partner for Oman Air, which has justifiably attracted a reputation for offering the highest levels of comfort, luxury and outstanding service. Both airlines also offer outstanding choice for our customers, with Oman Air’s growing network currently serving 43 premium destinations across the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa, and Turkish Airlines flying to more global destinations than any other carrier. The codeshare agreement we have signed today will offer customers of both airlines even greater convenience and is the latest step in the increasingly close links between Oman Air and Turkish Airlines, both of whom share a commitment to delivering excellence in customer service.”
Dr. Temel Kotil added:
“We are extremely pleased to sign this codeshare agreement with Oman Air and aim to improve our partnership to maximize the travel opportunities offered to passengers through the extensive networks of both airlines. Oman Air continues expanding successfully, offering superior customer service, with a very young fleet. We believe that Turkish Airlines and Oman Air’s partnership will bring enormous benefit to both carriers, not only from a commercial perspective in rapidly growing Oman, but also in technical and training areas.”
About Oman Air
Oman Air is the flagship carrier of the Sultanate of Oman and an Official 4 Star Airline (Skytrax 2011). 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 flights from Muscat to over 43 destinations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe, including ten destinations in India. It also operates codeshare agreements with Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways to extend its reach and offer customers even greater choice and convenience. Earlier this year, Oman Air, entered into a codeshare partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier of Ethiopia on the Muscat and Addis Ababa sectors, which will offer greater choice for customers of the two airlines.
Oman Air’s fleet currently stands at 30 aircraft with an average age of less than five years, including Airbus A330s, Boeing 737s, Embraer E175s and ATR 42s. A further 11 B737s and three Airbus A330s will join the fleet from 2014 and six B787 Dreamliners are on order for delivery from 2015.
Oman Air’s outstanding aircraft interiors offer direct aisle access and fully lie-flat seats in Business and First Class and its Economy Class seats offer adjustable head and leg rests, together with generous leg and elbow room. A state of the art in-flight entertainment system features individual seatback screens, audio and video on demand and live satellite TV in all classes, together with inflight mobile phone and wi-fi connectivity – Oman Air being the first airline in the world to pioneer this technology.
On the ground, Oman Air’s First Class and Business Class lounges at Muscat and Bangkok, and its Majan lounge at Muscat, together with online booking, web check-in and limousine services for premium customers ensure a stylish, comfortable and convenient start and finish to every journey.
Oman Air has won numerous international awards in recognition of its quality, comfort and a seamless passenger experience, including “World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat” (Skytrax World Airline Awards 2011, 2012), “Best Business Class Airline, Middle East” (Business Destinations Awards 2011, 2012, 2013), “Best Inflight Connectivity and Communications” (2011 Passenger Choice Awards) and “Airline of the Year” (Lauriers d'Or du Voyage d'Affaires, Top Resa 2011). More recently, Oman Air was named the Leading Economy Class Airline, Middle East at the World Travel Awards 2013.
About Turkish Airlines
Established in 1933  with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member, Turkish Airlines is today a four star airline with a fleet of  230  aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 241 cities around the world, comprised of  42  domestic  and 199  international destinations. One of the fastest growing airline companies, Turkish Airlines has received several “Passengers Choice Awards” from the consumer  ranking group, Skytrax. Based on 2011, 2012 and 2013 results, Turkish Airlines has been chosen as the winner of “Best Airline Europe”,  “Best Airline Southern Europe”.  Besides, it has been chosen as "Best Business Class Catering” in 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards.  It has also received awards for its catering and holds a coveted 4-star designation, putting the airline in a small group of top quality carriers. Turkish Airlines was also given the Skytrax designation of “World’s Best Economy Class On-board Catering” in 2010, and Skyscanner’s “Best On-board Food 2011”. Long haul Business Class passengers also enjoy the Flying Chef service on-board.
About Star Alliance
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, AviancaTaca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, Eva Air,  LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,329 airports in 194 countries

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