Oman Air, the flag carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has appointed Najma Al Naamani as the Commercial Manager overseeing the territory of Sri Lanka. She is an experienced aviation professional, having garnered expertise in multiple domains across Oman Air since 2013.
“It is indeed an honour and a privilege to represent my beloved country, the Sultanate of Oman, managing key operations of our National Carrier, Oman Air, in the beautiful and serene country Sri Lanka, which has been an important market for our network”, stated Al Naamani.
The Aviation industry is recovering from the immediate effects of the pandemic, with airlines across multiple markets adopting various measures to address the downturn. Nevertheless, Al Naamani remains highly optimistic about the recovery of the industry and the growth plans of Oman Air.
She further stated, “Aviation is going through one of its most challenging phases with the pandemic which has hit all commercial activities across the globe, with the airline industry being one of the first to be adversely impacted. However, we feel that it would also be one of the first to recover, which we see now with the opening of borders and the reduction in restrictions by many countries.”
Oman Air’s objective is to gradually strengthen the current network by reintroducing services, which have been minimised since March 2020 due to pandemic related restrictions. The company progressively commenced operations in late 2020 with charter flights to many countries to transport Omani nationals stranded across the globe and to repatriate international guests in Oman to their home countries. The repatriation operations were followed by the reintroduction of regular flights complying with travel protocols of different countries.
Currently, more relaxations are expected by nations to enhance the experience of guests who travel in compliance with regulations, which tend to vary regularly. Therefore, the Sultanate of Oman and Oman Air are ready to make necessary changes in their policies towards global recovery.
Commenting on Oman Air’s operation in Sri Lanka, Al Naamani stated, “I am incredibly excited to be here in Sri Lanka and look forward to making a difference whilst pursuing all opportunities to spread awareness of Oman and our national carrier. The warm welcome I received on arrival in Sri Lanka from our General Sales Agent, Hayleys Aviation, the aviation arm of Hayleys PLC, has been very encouraging. Over the following months, I plan to meet more of our partners and customers to better engage with them and work towards achieving excellence in our service offering. I have no doubt that these collaborations will bring prosperity to both nations as Oman and Sri Lanka are well known for their warmth and hospitality.”