Posted on April 01, 2019

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, has part in an official tour of Muscat International Airport as part of Qatar Airways’ new office opening celebrations, led by the Chief Executive Officer of Oman Airports Management Company, Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Sultan Al Hosni.

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.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar 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.” 

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Oman Airports Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Sultan 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, H.E. Mr. Al Baker, in a visit aimed at promoting the partnership between our companies, as we are committed to creating a high level of cooperation 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 Oman Airport Management Company Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Sultan Al Hosni; the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Sultanate of Oman, His Excellency Mr. Ali Bin Fahad Al Hajri Shahwani; and other governmental officials and trade partners.

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Qatar Airways operates 70 flights per week, serving three gateways in Oman: Muscat, Salalah and Sohar. The National Carrier of the State of Qatar 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 via its award-winning Hamad International Airport in Doha. The carrier will launch a host of exciting new destinations in 2019, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia; Izmir, Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia. 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.

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