• Joe Breitfeller

Oman Air Appoints Captain Nasser Al Salmi as Chief Operating Officer

Updated: Mar 21

Captain Al Salmi is an accomplished leader in the region’s aviation sector and brings over three decades of experience of hands-on industry experience and C-Suite experience to Oman Air. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Gulf Air.


Oman Air's Newly Appointed Chief Operating Officer, Captain Nasser Al Salmi - Courtesy Oman Air

On Monday (March 1, 2021) Oman Air announced the appointment of Captain Nasser Al Salmi as the carrier’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Captain Al Salmi is an accomplished industry leader in the region and brings over three decades of experience to Oman Air with hand-on industry know-how and C-Suite experience. Most recently, he served as COO for Gulf Air. In Monday’s announcement, Oman Air’s CEO, Abdulaziz Al Raisi, said,


“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.”

Commenting on his new position at Oman Air, Captain Al Salmi added,


“I am delighted to be joining an organization 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 the company’s incoming COO, Captain Al Salmi will report directly to the airline’s CEO, Abdulaziz Al Raisi, and will be tasked with improving efficiencies across flight operations, maintenance and engineering, inflight services and airport operations, as well as Oman Air’s Operation Control Centre.

Founded in 1993, Oman Air is the national flag carrier of the Sultanate of Oman and an official APEX 5-Star Airline. In the Gulf region, the carrier operates direct international flights from Muscat to Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Medina and Kuwait. In the Middle East and Africa, Oman Air offers service to Cairo, Amman, Casablanca, Tehran, Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam and Nairobi. The carrier also offers flights to eleven destinations in India as well Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta and Guangzhou.


Oman Air’s European network includes service to London, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Istanbul and Moscow. Domestically, the airline serves Salalah and Khasab, while seasonal flights are also offered to Athens, Alexandria, and Malé. Oman Air operates a fleet of nine Boeing 787s, ten Airbus A330s and 21 Boeing 737NGs.



Source: Oman Air

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