Posted on: 06 November 2014 by Mark Howells
On Tuesday 4 November,Inflighteditor Liz Moscrop (pictured left) was awarded both 'Best article about Oman Air’ and ‘Best overall article’ at the inaugural Oman Air UK Media Awards.
The awards ceremony was conducted by Mohammed Al Shikely, Oman Air’s general manager of marketing (pictured centre) and special guest Her Excellency, Maitha Al Mahrouqi (pictured right), at the World Travel Market event in London.
Introducing the awards, Mohamed Al Shikely announced, “It is with pride and pleasure that through the Oman Air media awards for the UK, we are able to recognise the invaluable contribution the media have made to the success story of Oman Air.”
Her Excellency, Maitha Al Mahrouqi, told Liz, “Our vision for the future is to be flying all over the Middle East. You are playing a role in this for us. You deserve these awards. We really appreciate the coverage you gave.”
Her Excellency also invited Liz to visit with her when she goes to Oman next year and find out more about the carrier's plans for the future.
Liz received a beautiful presentation case of traditional Omani jewellery for her best article award. Her second award, for writing the best piece of all the entries submitted (across every category), saw her win a long weekend in Muscat with half-board luxury accommodation and business class flights courtesy of Oman Air.
On winning the award, Liz said, “It is an honour and privilege to be recognised in this way by such a prestigious airline. I feel enormously grateful to be part of the dynamic team atInflight
. Our aim is to report accurately on the passenger experience, so it is wonderful that we have been appreciated in this way. I am really looking forward to my next visit to Oman to see how far the airline has come. Shukria.”
Liz’s award-winning article,which featured inInflightmagazine,titled ‘An auspicious Oman’ focused on Oman Air’s ‘transformation from a small regional airline into a multi-award-winning force to be reckoned with,’ through becoming ‘the first carrier in the world to offer both in-flight mobile phone and in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity.’
Stephanie Taylor, editorial assistant,Inflight / Inflight-Online.com
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