Daily Archives: April 16, 2013

Oman Air Receives Unique Award at Travelplus Airline Amenity Bag Awards 2012 in Hamburg

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Oman Air has received a unique award in recognition of the outstanding quality of its First Class and Business Class amenity kits.

At last night’s TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, was presented with the TravelPlus Readers Award for the Most Enduring Amenity Bags by the leading online magazine’s editor, Simon Ward.

The commendation comes in the wake of Oman Air’s success in the TravelPlus awards over the last two years. In January 2012, it won both the Best First Class Female Amenity Bag and the Best Business Class Unisex Amenity Bag categories, and also received a Highly Commended in the Best First Class Male Amenity Bag category. In 2011, the airline received the Best First Class Female Amenity Bag award and came second in the Best First Class male Amenity Bag category. In the same year, Oman Air also won the Best Onboard Amenity category in recognition of its pioneering introduction of both mobile phone and wi-fi connectivity on its Airbus A330 fleet.

This year’s awards were held at a special Gala ceremony at the Radisson Blue Hotel, Hamburg, to coincide with the ‘World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo’ (9-11 April). The awards, which are designed to recognize those airlines that go the extra mile for their customers, attracted a large number of entries from airlines and suppliers, and competition was fierce.

Mr Wayne Pearce, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Air, said:

“On behalf of all the staff at Oman Air, I am delighted to receive this unique award in recognition of our efforts to offer the very highest quality of on-board products and services. Year after year, our amenity bags have been recognised by the TravelPlus awards and we are very grateful for their support.”

Editor of TravelPlus, Simon Ward, added:

“We would like to congratulate Oman Air for achieving success at the TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards for the third year running. The airline’s commitment to quality shines through in their amenity kits, which make an important contribution to the premium passenger experience.” Oman Air’s sumptuous amenity bags offer first and business class travellers a taste of Omani luxury and are filled with a selection of top-of-the-range skin care products from the world-renowned Omani perfumery, Amouage, together with a number of essential toiletries and personal grooming items.

Oman Air’s latest success continues its run of key industry award wins in recognition of the airline’s many recent developments, including the introduction of new airbus A330 aircraft to its fleet, the inauguration of a range of exciting new destinations, the unveiling of spacious and luxurious aircraft interiors – including its A330 business class seat, named as the World’s Best at the Skytrax 2012 World Airline Awards – and the launch of state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment systems.


NAC Ships 50K Lbs. for ALPAR in 2012

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Northern Air Cargo announced today that as a result of its 2012 sponsorship of the Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR) Flying Cans & Bottles program, the company shipped a combined total of 50,000 pounds of aluminum cans and #1 PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles collected in rural communities throughout Alaska bound for RockTenn Recycling in Anchorage.

“We are very grateful to Northern Air Cargo who donates the backhaul for this material. They, along with other participating air carriers and businesses in Alaska who support ALPAR programs, are key to making this program feasible and sustainable,” says Mary Fisher, ALPAR executive director.

Over the past five years, the Flying Cans & Bottles program has received a steady increase in volume of these recyclable materials, from over 26,000 lbs. in 2008 to over 50,000 in 2012. The recycled materials will save landfill space, decrease litter and pollution and provide feedstock for manufacturing products such as fleece clothing, fiberfill, and new plastic bottles and aluminum cans.