Published on : Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Nasser Al Salmi has been appointed the Chief Operating Officer at Oman Air. An accomplished leader and fixture in the local aviation sector, Al Salmi brings more than three decades of hands-on industry experience to the role, including pivotal operational expertise from his most recent role as Chief Operating Officer at Gulf Air.
As incoming Chief Operating Officer, Al Salmi will report directly to Chief Executive Al Raisi and will be tasked, among other duties, with improving efficiencies across several operational areas including flight operations, maintenance and engineering, inflight services and airport operations. With airlines around the world still navigating the impacts of COVID-19, and faced with ongoing declines in demand for international travel, Oman Air has moved quickly to align its operating model to meet the new reality of border closures, travel restrictions and fewer passengers.
Abdulaziz Al Raisi, Chief Executive, Oman Air said in a statement that the appointment of Al Salmi as Chief Operating Officer at Oman Air comes at an unprecedented time in that airline’s history. He shared that the airline turns its focus towards a healthy, gradual recovery of the sector, it is imperative for to strengthen its capabilities across the entire airline ecosystem. He added that with his exceptional blend of flying experience and proven senior leadership capabilities, Al Salmi was the obvious choice for the role of Chief Operating Officer and mentioned that his extensive industry background will help Oman Air reach new heights of success in the post-pandemic world.