Muscat: Oman Air is sponsoring a series of polo events in Europe. Its first event, the Oman Air Duke of Wellington Trophy was held on August 11 and saw top polo team Black Eagles beating rivals Mad Dogs 8-3 in a thrilling match held at Guards Polo Club, in Windsor Great Park, England.
The other events include the Oman Air Duke of Cornwall Trophy and the Oman Air Autumn Nations Cup, both to be held at Guards Polo Club, and the Oman Air Frankfurt Gold Cup, which will be held in Germany.
Oman Air's sponsorship is the latest move in the Sultanate of Oman's national carrier's support of sporting excellence and follows its backing of Oman Sail ó whose Oman Air-Musandam yacht has this year taken part in the renowned Rolex Fastnet race ó as well as the Oman Football Association and motorsports star Ahmad Al Harthy.
Each of these events, along with the polo sponsorship, exposes the Oman Air brand to high net worth audiences and attracts television coverage that raises awareness, not just of Oman Air's award-winning products and services, but also of the Sultanate of Oman's unique attractions as a premium destination.
Congratulating Black Eagles on their win, Mohammed Al Shikely, General Manager Marketing, Oman Air said, "Black Eagles have played extremely well throughout the Oman Air Duke of Wellington Trophy and their win is well-deserved."