Airline

Oman Air increases capital

April 4- Oman Air has increased its capital to $1.3 billion (about 67 per cent) and will add new destinations this year, said Peter Hill, the airline’s CEO. He added that this year is going to be difficult for the airline. "Looking forward to 2010, I am under no illusion that this again will be yet another tough year for the aviation industry worldwide, and for Oman Air in particular,” he added.

The airline is slated to fly to eight new destinations this year, said Ahmad bin Abdul Nabi Mekki, Minister for Economy. He said that while the global financial crisis affected Oman Air in 2009, “we are confident that over a period of time when the airline has established its presence in the industry and its network has matured, we will see positive returns on investment." The news destinations include Milan, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Dar es Salaam, Islamabad, Lahore, and the UAE cities of Al Ain and Ras al Khaimah.

The airline posted a loss of $109 million in 2008 hopes to return to profit by 2014, said Hill.
 

More Airline
Big jump in international passengers for Saudi Airlines
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 March 2019
New Istanbul airport starts operations
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
What to do with children in tow

What to do with children in tow

Hong Kong, China

As Hong Kong boasts of both the Disney land and Ocean Park, children all over the world will always enjoy a visit. Besides this all tours are child friendly and quite interesting for children. To take a cruise by day or night, dolphin watch tour, just play on the beach, or go for some water sports, the best being on Lantau, is something all kids love to do. The botanical and zoological...

Grande Bibliothèque

Grande Bibliothèque

Montreal, Canada

The Grande Bibliotheque is the largest library in the French-speaking world.  It was built between 2001 and 2005 and cost nearly $100 million.  The five-story building is a magnificent example of modern architecture.  The façade consists of copper strips in front of massive panes of glass.  In addition to the books, the library is home to a sculpture garden and several intere...

Teatro Municipal

Teatro Municipal

Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Municipal Theatre was built in the early 20th century and has various art-nouveau building elements. The theatre has a capacity of 1,500 people and is home to many cultural and performing art events in the city. Guided tours are available but require advance bookings. Address : Praça Ramos de Azevedo, Centro Tel : 011-3222-8698 Website : http://www.prefeitura.sp.gov.br/cidade/secretaria...

Musee Chagall

Musee Chagall

Nice, France

This museum displaying Chagall's works is one of the most popular museums in Nice. Marc Chagall was a Russian painter who died in 1985 in a town close to Nice. He is famous for his paintings which have their inspiration in Jewish legends.  His work is displayed on huge canvasses at the museum and this is a must-see on the list of things to do. Avenue Docteur-Menard Nice 06000 Franc...