Wednesday 12 September 2012
Last Update 12 September 2012 4:45 am
The Oman national football team arrived in the UK in style recently in advance of their friendly international match against the Republic of Ireland.
The side flew from Muscat to Heathrow aboard Oman Air’s Airbus A330, enjoying the Omani national carrier’s “World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat” (World Airline Awards 2011 and 2012) and making the most of the airline’s legendary hospitality.
Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer Wayne Pearce wished the team well for the match, saying: “As the key partner for the Oman national team, and official carrier of the Oman Football Association, Oman Air is proud to be supporting Oman’s national team on its visit to the UK. We wish every member of the side success in their match against the Republic of Ireland and we hope that the comfort, relaxation and high standard of service that they experience on their flight will help prepare them for the game.”
Oman Air’s sponsorship of the Oman national team builds on the success of the airline’s support for other Omani sporting stars.
Wayne Pearce adds: “We are committed to supporting the nation’s young talent to achieve their full potential, and to showcasing the very best of Omani endeavor.”
Football is the national game in Oman, with passionate support being offered by the Sultanate’s many thousands of fans, and the national team has made great progress over recent years. So it is natural for Oman Air to do everything it can to help the team achieve further success by becoming a major sponsor and helping to bring Oman to the attention of a vast international audience. We look forward to a great result.”
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