MUSCAT: Oman Air held an awards ceremony to honour staff of its overseas offices on Wednesday. The awards had categories such as customer service and timeliness.

“The awards ceremony for us was a way of recognising not just the individual airports and how they’re performing, but also how they’re working together as a team,” said Andrew Walsh, chief officer for service delivery. Oman Air has at least 43 overseas offices, one for each of the destinations to which it flies.

The 200 overseas staff comprise local recruits and Omanis, Walsh said.

“It’s important for us to develop Omani staff because they will go through a number of stations, a number of airports, then eventually it enables them to come back to Muscat in a more senior role,” he said. Among the guests at the ceremony were Talal al Rahbi, secretary general of the Supreme Council for Planning, Dr Mohammed al Zaabi, CEO, PACA and Paul Gregorowitsch, CEO, Oman Air.