|16 February, 2019

Oman Aviation Group and the World Ocean Council sign Memorandum of Understanding

Agreement drives sustainable ocean economic development and knowledge-transfer in the Sultanate of Oman

Oman Aviation Group and the World Ocean Council sign Memorandum of Understanding

Muscat Oman Aviation Group and the World Ocean Council today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share the know-how, expertise and opportunities affecting corporate ocean economic platforms. The MoU was signed during the closing ceremony of the Ocean Economy and Future Technology Conference, a three-day conference that brought together international speakers, delegates and panelists at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.

As Oman’s aviation sector developer, Oman Aviation Group enables growth and development across the Sultanate by linking various economic sectors. With fisheries, sea-to-air cargo, and cruise tourism playing a key role in advancing Oman’s economy, the Group recognizes the importance for responsible ocean management and stewardship. The World Ocean Council, for its part, brings a depth of ocean industry expertise along with a commitment to promote and ensure sustainable development for a healthy and productive global ocean.

Mustafa Al Hinai, CEO of Oman Aviation Group said, “This Memorandum of Understanding sets a framework for collaboration and sharing of innovative ideas, expertise and know-how. Our aim is to join efforts in balancing sustainable ocean practices with economic objectives.”


Paul Holthus, Founding President and CEO of the World Ocean Council added, “We are honoured and excited to work with Oman Aviation Group, other leadership companies and investors, and the Sultanate of Oman to advance the sustainable ocean economic development of this amazing country.”

About Oman Aviation Group

Established in Muscat in February 2018, Oman Aviation Group is tasked with empowering the Sultanate of Oman’s aviation sector and enabling the tourism and logistics sectors with the aim of stimulating economic revitalization, development and growth. Comprising core business units Oman Air, Oman Airports and Oman Aviation Services, we work diligently towards building an integrated aviation ecosystem to lead Omani national interests into the future. As Oman’s strategic aviation sector developer, Oman Aviation Group follows a synergistic approach to economic revitalization, which includes the development of airport cities and free zones as well as an ongoing route network expansion of our 4-star flagship airline to attract more international visitors to Oman and to meet the Sultanate’s 25-year National Tourism Strategy objectives. Oman Aviation Group is headquartered in Muscat and oversees its core sectors across the Sultanate. Its mission is to “be the value engine of Oman’s economic growth by fully unlocking the potential of Omani touristic and logistics connectivity.”

About World Ocean Council (WOC)

The WOC is the only international, cross-sectoral alliance for private sector leadership and collaboration in ocean sustainability, stewardship and science. Companies from a range of industries worldwide are distinguishing themselves as leaders in “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”, including: shipping, oil and gas, tourism, fisheries, aquaculture, mining, renewable energy, ocean technology and investment.


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