September 16, 2008

Oman Air Appoints Vice President of Planning

Oman Air has appointed Markku Nokkala as the airline's new vice president of planning.

Mr Nokkala has 30 years of experience in the airline industry. His core competence areas are route decisions based on market analysis, combination of markets and resources to maximize the productivity in cost effective way, route and network profitability, negotiations with aircraft manufacturers and with authorities, slot management and process improvement.

Prior to this assignment, Mr Nokkala was with Qatar Airways as senior manager of network management and corporate planning. He has also held senior sales and marketing and network strategy and management positions by Finnair, and worked for Flying Finn and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport in Finland.

Peter Hill, CEO of Oman Air, said: "Markku Nokkala is indeed a welcome addition to the rapidly growing family of Oman Air. He would combine the synergies of Oman Air's potential growth in the region and the increasing market demand for improved airlines service, and further strengthen Oman Air's presence in the global market."