The workforce of Oman Air has raised around RO 10,000 (approximately £17,000) to help victims of the devastating Nepal earthquake in April.
The carrier’s staff, including those based at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan international airport, helped maintain operations on one of the carrier’s flagship routes.
Oman Air was able to resume services between Kathmandu and Muscat on the day following the earthquake despite many schedule changes and major congestion at the airport.
Chief executive, Paul Gregorowitsch, said: “I am pleased to say that the staff at Oman Air came forward wholeheartedly to collect money to be sent for the rehabilitation of those devastated by the earthquake.
“We managed to collect close to RO 10,000. This has been handed over to the Oman Charitable Association, which is spearheading a campaign to help the victims of the Nepal earthquake.
“On behalf of all my colleagues, I would like to thank Awena Al Fehdi and Al Azhar Al Zaabi for organising the fundraising campaign. I would also like to thank all those who donated. Our thoughts and good wishes go to the people of Nepal, as they recover from this disaster. ”
Awena Al Fehdi added: “Oman Air’s workforce, throughout the carrier’s international network, has expressed a strong desire to assist in meeting the needs of those affected by the earthquake.
“An appeal was launched to raise funds, which ran until May 14 and met with a very positive response. The collected amount was donated to humanitarian organisations in Nepal, through Oman Charitable Association.
“This campaign follows previous appeals on behalf of those at home and overseas who have needed our help. I would like to thank all my colleagues, throughout Oman Air’s international network, for the generosity and support.”
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