: In a first-of-its-kind step for tourism in Oman, Al Sharqiya Aviation (ASA) has received the air operator certificate from the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA), allowing the company to begin providing private air transport for individuals and companies onboard its Airbus H125 helicopter.
ASA’s CEO Capt Wafid al Lawati received the certificate from Mubarak al Ghailani, director general of the Civil Aviation Regulation Department at PACA.
Capt Lawati said, “Receiving this certificate is an important step for us. We look forward to providing private air transport services both to individuals and to companies in order to facilitate business activities.”
He added, “ASA will help support various economic sectors such as tourism and logistics, as well as other sectors according to demand.”
ASA is a valuable addition to the local tourism sector, as its helicopter provides sightseeing tours across Oman, allowing guests to view Oman’s beauty from the sky. Services will begin from Muscat, with travelling across other wilayats and destinations to provide a safe and unique experience.
In the coming months, ASA will receive its second helicopter, which can carry up to eight passengers.
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