Oman Air ramps up programmes aimed at empowering Omanis


Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, is enabling more opportunities for Omanis from varied academic backgrounds, providing them with access to more leadership and specialised positions, including pilots, engineers, and commercial and administrative roles.

Inspired by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur’s guiding words, “Youth are the wealth of a nation, its inexhaustible resource and the arms that build it. They are its present and future,” the airline’s executive management has adopted several policies and strategies aimed at strengthening Omani cadres and boosting their representation in the organisation, particularly in professional disciplines and senior management.

While the company values employees from diverse backgrounds and nationalities, Hilal bin Ali Al Siyabi, senior vice president – people, stated: “Oman Air is proud to have achieved an Omanisation rate of 94% (excluding female cabin crew) at June 2022, which represents a high percentage considering our extensive international business footprint. The airline also employs bilingual employees from many nationalities to provide many of the specialised services that travellers expect from a global airline. Presently, we employ 2,811 Omanis alongside highly skilled and
experienced colleagues from 64 nations.”