Oman Air launches Service By Design First Class dining option

Menus can be selected between booking and 24 hours before departure

First Class passengers on Oman Air can now compose their own inflight meals, thanks to a new initiative launched by the Sultanate’s national carrier.

Called Service by Design, it is a brand-new and innovative inflight dining option for First Class customers.

With the slogan ‘Choose your own Chef’, Service by Design enables passengers in Oman Air’s most exclusive cabins to compose their own inflight meals by visiting the airline’s website at There they can choose from a delicious range of fine dining menu options to create the perfect inflight meal.

Service by Design menus can be selected at any time between making a reservation and 24 hours before departure.

An enhanced range of dishes is available on Oman Air’s website. Each is inspired by the vibrant flavours of the Middle East and Oman Air’s international destinations, and is made with the finest of fresh ingredients. Choices include halal, kosher, vegetarian and a range of other options to suit all tastes and preferences. Dishes are changed regularly to reflect seasonal variations and availability.

Oman Air currently offers First Class on flights from Muscat to London, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

The new Service by Design was unveiled at Oman Air’s headquarters in Muscat.

Abdulaziz Al Raisi, Executive Vice President – Products & Brand Development:

“Oman Air’s First Class customers expect only the very best and Service by Design is an outstanding addition to our exclusive First Class customer experience. This bespoke dining option offers the ultimate in onboard fine dining and ensures that Oman Air’s luxurious aircraft cabins and award-winning onboard service are complemented by the perfect, personalised inflight meal.

“Service by Design is available wherever Oman Air offers First Class long haul travel. Whilst a delicious First Class menu is available inflight, Service by Design enables out First Class customers to select a meal that is ideally suited to their tastes, preferences and dietary requirements. It also allows us to offer more dishes, more choice and greater convenience. Furthermore, choices can be altered at any time up to 24 hours before take-off.

“It is a pleasure to launch Service by Design and I am sure that it will be warmly welcomed by our most discerning customers.”

Service by Design is the latest offering from Oman Air’s creative inflight dining team. Their work has previously won acclaim in Saveur magazine’s Culinary Travel Awards, with judges singling out Oman Air’s London to Muscat First Class menu for special praise. In addition, refreshments offered in First Class have won a number of prizes at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky Awards.

About Oman Air (WY)

Oman Air is the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman and is based in Muscat, Oman.

Routes: Oman Air operates a network of 40+ destinations in 27 countries, including 13 in the Middle East, 11 in India, 2 in Bangladesh, 3 in Pakistan, 1 in Nepal and 1 in Sri Lanka.

The airline also flies to the Maldives, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta, Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam. Its European destinations are London (Heathrow), Milan (Malpensa), Munich, Frankfurt, Paris and Zurich.

Fleet: Oman Air currently operates 41 aircraft:

  • 2 Boeing 787
  • 6 Airbus 330-300
  • 4 Airbus 330-200
  • 5 Boeing 737-900
  • 18 Boeing 737-800
  • 1 Boeing 737-700
  • 4 Embraer 175
  • 1 Atr 42

Four more Boeing 787 Dreamliners will join the fleet in the following years. By 2018, Oman Air’s total fleet size is expected to be around 57 aircraft, rising to 70 aircraft by 2020.

Passenger numbers: About 5 million a year.

Alliance: None.

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