The Ministry of Transport and Communication announced the Sultanate of Oman’s National Aviation Strategy 2030. The strategy is aimed at improving the Sultanate’s aviation industry and strengthening the economy at large.
The National Aviation Strategy will create new jobs, sharpen local talent and coordinate between organisations in the aviation sector. The Sultanate’s new strategy comprises new projects to connect local travel providers and further develop the logistics system. It will develop a comprehensive framework to maintain air freight market share, media reports said.
The strategy was launched in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and other dignitaries in the Sultanate’s aviation sector, media reports said.
It is reported that a logistics services regional centre will be set up in the Sultanate to increase freight traffic through its domestic airports. This will be achieved through initiatives such as aviation sector marketing, allocation of free zones to airport cities, increasing customer efficiency and establishment of marine-air links.
The National Aviation Strategy will also enhance the restructuring of Oman Air, which aims to become a destination business model airline, media reports said. Oman Air is the Sultanate’s national carrier. The strategy marks the success of the Sultanate’s aviation industry.
Also, the National Aviation Strategy will support the connection between the aviation and tourism sectors by addressing revenue decline in the sectors and increasing the number of tourists. Several digital innovations and technologies will be introduced to help strategy deliver on the potential in future, media reports said.