Oman air entered into an agreement with Nawras and Tamimah to provide
SMS solution to all travelers at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Sunday.
The new Oman Air SMS
service give access to scheduling, fare enquiries and booking
status.Nawras customers can also use the service to update their local
contact details or to make a request ordering a special meal or a
preferred seat for example.
From now Oman Air customers using
a Nawras SIM card will have an option to receive messages on various
products and services offered by the airline. “ we urge customers in
general and travel agents in particular to ensure their mobile numbers
are provided at the time of booking so that passengers can be reached
round the clock and 365 days” said –Hamad Saif Alharthy.-Senior
Manager Reservation and Global distribution ; of Oman Air.
In December 2008, Oman Air, the national carriers
of the Sultanate launched its SMS notification services which informed
customers about any flight schedule changes or cancellation. This has
now been extended to a complete and innovative SMS enquiry service he
Najwani, Nawras product manager said the innovative communications
provider was proud to be associated with Tamimah and the national
carrier and to be the first to launch this important product.
Nawaras which commenced
its operations in March 2005 has since pioneered the introduction of
many creative new services for its customers such as voice SMS, prayer
time notifications and most recently , the entertaining BawaBaty wap
portal , he added.
is committed to using the latest technology to bring convenience to
customers in a user friendly way. This service offers great value and
a new channel of information to our national carrier, Oman air,” said
general manager of Tamimah Telecom the pioneer of the sms solution
provider, said that Oman Air’s SMS information system was a new
service offered to every one who wants information via their mobile
phone about schedule enquiry seat availability, fare enquiry ,flight
information and so on.
He added that a complete list of services and how
to use them could be obtained by sending ‘HELP’ to 90910.He also said
that Tamimah was committed to contributing its core technology in the
development and growth of Oman towards e-government.
Mohammed Al Harthy, chairman
of Tamimah said: “we believe in innovation and are happy to partner
with Oman Air and Nawras in launching this innovative service which is
one of the first of its kind in this region.”
Oman Air’s SMS service is easy
to use. As an example, a customer who would like to check seat
availability on a flight from Muscat to Salalah on the July 9 would
send SA MCT SLL 0907 to the code 90910.To find out the flight cost for
the same date, the fare enquiry message would be FE MCT SLL 0907.
The service can even be
accessed when traveling outside the sultanate where international
roaming rates would apply.