Oman Air has announced Captain Nasser Al Salmi as chief operating officer.
Well known in the region’s aviation sector, Captain Al Salmi brings with him over 30 years of hands-on industry know-how, including pivotal operational expertise acquired from his most recent role of chief operating officer at Gulf Air.
CEO, Oman Air, Abdulaziz Al Raisi commented on the news: “The appointment of Captain Al Salmi as chief operating officer at Oman Air comes at an unprecedented time in our airline’s history. As we turn our focus towards a healthy, gradual recovery of our sector, it is imperative for us as an airline to strengthen our capabilities across the entire airline ecosystem. With his exceptional blend of flying experience and proven senior leadership capabilities, Captain Al Salmi was the obvious choice for the role of COO and his extensive industry background will help Oman Air reach new heights of success in the post-pandemic world.”
Meanwhile, Captain Al Salmi said: “I am delighted to be joining an organisation with such a rich heritage as Oman Air. It’s both a challenging and exciting time for aviation and my aim is to build on the strong foundations already in place at Oman Air to develop a strategic way forward in the months and years ahead under the guidance of CEO Abdulaziz Al Raisi. I’ve been immersed in aviation my entire life and the opportunity to work alongside the many talented individuals at Oman Air is the pinnacle of my career.”
As chief operating officer, Captain Al Salmi will report directly to the CEO. He will be tasked with improving efficiencies across several operational areas, including flight operations, maintenance and engineering, inflight services, airport operations, as well as Oman Air’s Operations Control Centre and other duties.