Muscat Duty, Oman Air win ‘In-flight Retailer of the Year’ award
MUSCAT: Oman Air and Muscat Duty Free ( MDF) were awarded the ‘In-flight Retailer of the Year 2017’ award at the annual Frontier Awards held on October 6 at Palm Beach in Cannes, France.
The Frontier Awards recognise best practices, rewards innovation and celebrate excellence across the global travel retail industry. The award was one of the 17 presented during the glittering ceremony and covered a wide range of categories that recognised the best among duty free and travel retail industries.
The Frontier Awards, which marked their 33rd year, are hailed as the ‘Oscars’ of the industry. Oman Air and MDF’s ‘In-flight programme’ faced stiff competition from major international airlines.
The Frontier Awards are judged independently by some of the most influential people in the industry and are considered a prestigious honour not just for the winners, but also for the short-listed ones . Other notable winners on the night were Dubai Duty Free (Airport Retailer of the year) and Heathrow Airport (Airport Operator of the year).
Abdulaziz Al Raisi, acting chief executive officer, Oman Air, commented, “At Oman Air, we work very hard with our partner Muscat Duty Free to ensure that we are providing our guests with the absolute best and this encompasses every detail of the on-board experience, including the products that we sell on our aircraft.
“This award, won amidst such stiff competition, proves that the products and offers on board our In-flight duty free are accepted widely by our guests for their quality and value.”