The main aviation industry personalities in the Sultanate of Oman explain the international hub project

A team from Worldfolio’s partner agency, recently had the chance to dive into the culture and business of the Sultanate of Oman for several months.

There was a special report interviewing, investigating and analyzing published within USA Today on Monday, November 19, 2012, which can be read online at

Among the different projects and achievements highlighted in the report, probably one of the most remarkable is the one planning to convert the Sultanate of Oman into a main gateway between Asia and Europe. It is not only building six new airports in the country (two of them operative by 2014), or reforming and improving the existing airport infrastructures, but undertaking the most important project in volume that the sultanate has ever faced.

The plan projects to develop four kilometers of runaways in all these airports (two of them in the case of the Muscat International) in order to enable all of them to host large international and domestic airplanes. Meanwhile, the two existing international airports in the Sultanate of Oman, Muscat and Salalah, will expand both on current capacity and offered services.

Worldfolio’s partner agency had the chance to interview the Public Authority for Civil Aviation’s CEO Salim Al Aufi, whose words about this project can also be found on

United World also interviewed Wayne Pearce, CEO of Oman Air. This company was the first worldwide giving their passengers the chance to use and integrate Wi-Fi and in-flight cellular phone services. Indeed, Oman Air has been awarded for this point as well as for its business class (in this case twice in a row). Apart from internal flights, Omar Air flies to and from Munich, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Zurich and Milan, among other international hubs.

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