In a world once dominated by the United States and Europe, Middle East companies today have become the benchmark for luxury and quality. After Qatar, Emirates and Etihad, a new company prepares to dominate airlines.
In the top Skytrax in 2015, in which are listed the best and worst airlines first place is occupied by a company in the Middle East: Qatar Airways. Emirates is in 5th place Etihad position below the top 6. The first European company is Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa’s only 12, while Lufthansa, Air France and British pile up in 20th place.
At No. 27 is Oman Air. Still behind rivals in the region, last year the company bought one new aircraft every month and attracted 1 million new passengers. In total 6 million passengers, a number that Oman Air CEO Peter Gregorowitsch, hopes to grow to 10 million by 2020. “We will have 70 aircraft and will fly to 75 destinations,” he said .
Muscat airport and it is expanding. It is spread far and will get to be four times bigger, so will take 12 million passengers annually. The more impressive as the number is 3 times more people than the population.
“We do not want to copy the model companies in neighboring countries,” he says but CEO Oman Air. “In Oman, everything is done sparingly, step by step, just as developed country. You will not see skyscrapers here “.
It remains to be seen to what extent the approach will help Oman Air to become the company of choice for those flying between East and West, writes CNN.