Oman Air wins business class seat award
Muscat, June 26, 2011
Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, was presented with the Best Business Class Seat award at the 2011 World Airline Awards at the Paris Air Show.
Singapore Airlines took the second place in the category followed by Qatar Airways in third position at the event attended by more than 50 airlines at the French Air and Space Museum.
The awards are based on the views of nearly 20 million air passengers, who were surveyed by Skytrax over the last year.
“We are delighted that Oman Air has been named as winner in the Best Business Class Seat category of the World Airline Awards, which are the most prestigious accolades available within the global airline industry,” said Peter Hill, Oman Air’s chief executive officer.
“Our Business Class seat is regularly mistaken for First Class. It offers unparalleled levels of space, comfort and amenity and has proved extremely popular with our customers.”
“Competition at the World Airline Awards for the title of Best Business Class Seat is fierce and it is enormously satisfying to know that air travellers regard our seat as the best in the world,” he added.
Oman Air’s business class seat offers comfort and luxury within an 82-inch pitch, direct aisle access for every passenger and converts to a 77.5-inch long fully lie-flat bed. A 17-inch inflight entertainment screen gives access to a huge range of movies, music and games, whilst a universal power point, USB port and iPod sockets enable passengers to personalise their entertainment options by plugging in their laptops, smart phones, tablet PCs or games consoles.
Retractable privacy screens, buddy seats and ample storage add to the experience, putting the passenger fully in control of their personal space.
The World Airline Awards, also known as the Passenger Choice Awards, are informed by a survey carried out over a period of 10 months by renowned independent airline experts Skytrax. The views of 18.8 million air travellers, from more than 100 different countries, are surveyed and responses cover over 200 airlines of all sizes. – TradeArabia News Service