Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, announced an increase of 130% in internet package sales and a 180% jump in connectivity income over the last year. The most significant rises are with the use of Smartphones on the Muscat to London Heathrow service.
Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Pearce said, “The increase in passengers’ use of the service in 2012 underlines their growing expectation that similar levels of connectivity should be available in the air as they are on the ground. I am pleased that the continued increase in uptake since we introduced the service in 2010 shows that Oman Air still leads the field in this area.”
“Digital communications are playing an increasingly important role in all our lives and, in addition to onboard connectivity and services such as online booking and web check-in, Oman Air is rapidly expanding its online customer engagement. Our social media presence is growing daily and we are offering many more online-only special offers than ever before. Having pioneered onboard connectivity, we are committed to remaining in the vanguard of 21st Century communications,” Pearce concluded.