Onboard connectivity: Oman Air travelers boost Net spending

Updated 14 April 2013

Onboard connectivity: Oman Air travelers boost Net spending

Oman Air has announced major growth in uptake by passengers of its inflight mobile phone and wi-fi connectivity.
Between January 2012 and January 2013, the airline experienced a 130 percent increase in Internet package sales and a 180 percent increase in connectivity revenues.
Mobile phone connectivity is charged at roaming rates by individual service providers.
Oman Air’s Muscat to London Heathrow service saw the greatest use of inflight connectivity and the most popular method of accessing the Internet was via smartphones, indicating that most users relied on the connectivity service for leisure, rather than work, purposes.
Oman Air CEO Wayne Pearce welcomed the figures.
He said: “Oman Air was the first airline in the world to offer both mobile phone and wi-fi connectivity inflight and I am delighted that our customers value this service so much.”
The CEO added: “The increase in passengers’ use of the service in 2012 underlines their growing expectation that similar levels of connectivity should be available in the air as they are on the ground. I am pleased that the continued increase in uptake since we introduced the service in 2010 shows that Oman Air still leads the field in this area.”
Oman Air’s inflight wi-fi connectivity is available in a range of packages, designed to suit customers’ differing requirements.
Vouchers can be purchased for use with smart phones and tablets (excluding iPads) aboard the airline’s Airbus A330 long haul fleet at the rate of $ 5 for up to 3MB of data or $ 15 for up to 10MB of data.
Vouchers for iPad and laptop connectivity can be purchased for $ 15 for up to 10MB of data and $ 30 for up to 25MB.


Almosafer unveils ‘Winter at Tantora’ packages

Updated 23 October 2019

Almosafer unveils ‘Winter at Tantora’ packages

With preparations in full swing for the second edition of Winter at Tantora, Almosafer, the flagship brand of Seera Group’s consumer travel business unit, has announced a host of event packages especially designed for fans preparing to attend the second season between Dec. 19 and March 7, 2020.

Winter At Tantora is coming back to the historic site of AlUla, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia, and will feature a rich calendar of weekly cultural events, equine and events, celebrity performances by some of the world’s greatest musicians. This year, the global event will be supported by Seera Group, a provider of travel and tourism services, which has been appointed as the key destination management company (DMC) to offer travel bookings, hotel stays, car rentals and added-value experiences for guests from around the world.

Almosafer, an omni-channel travel brand in Saudi Arabia, will market “Winter at Tantora” extensively across social media and other communication channels and offer visitors an extensive range of package options including accommodation, flights, transportation and ancillary services for both weekend visits or one-day options. Visitors are also offered one-on-one personal consultation with travel advisers across Almosafer’s retail network in the Kingdom.

Travelers will get to choose between three different package category options — Gold, Platinum and Diamond — which include return flights, hotel accommodation, as well as airport transfers and a visit to AlUla heritage sites. The event packages also differ depending on the length of stay. Festival goers can either opt for a one-day weekend package or extended stay, depending on the number of concerts and activities they would like to experience at Winter at Tantora.

To enhance their itinerary, travelers can complement their standard packages with additional activity bundles that offer a variety of bucket-list activities such as: Sunset and sunrise hot air balloon rides, vintage aircraft flights, as well as several unique gastronomy experiences. 

Winter at Tantora will bring 12 weekends of wonder to the AlUla oasis, inspired by its spectacular scenery. Home to archaeological treasures, natural beauty and magnificent monuments that span millennia, AlUla is set on the ancient incense route between Southern Arabia and Egypt. It became a hub of commercial and cultural exchange because a lush oasis valley ran through it, creating an ideal environment for civilizations to flourish.

Providing hotel booking options for over 1.5 million properties around the globe, flight bookings on over 450 airlines and complete holiday packages, Almosafer boasts various convenienat booking solutions for any type of travel needs.