MUSCAT: Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, has introduced a range of projects to ensure providing optimum support to families under social insurance families and those with special needs. Working in close coordination with the Ministry of Social Development, (MoSD), Oman Air aims to assist the eligible citizens in achieving their full potential.
"Oman Air supports a wide range of educational, cultural and sporting schemes which not only help to improve the lives of individuals, but also make an important contribution to the economic and social well being of the Sultanate."
In pursuing this essential aspect of Oman Air's mission, the airline has developed a genuine strong partnership with the Ministry of Social Development. For example, the national carrier offers a 50-per cent discount for individuals travelling from families that fall under the social insurance programme and their accompanying person.
This includes those who are travelling for medical treatment and study purposes.
Also, new graduates from high schools in Oman are entitled to receive a 25-per cent discount on return flights to enable them to continue their studies overseas, with baggage allowance of 10 kg above the weight normally permitted.