Oman Air boosts fleet with new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

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A third aircraft has joined the fleet of Oman Air this year as part of the company’s ambitious expansion plans.

The latest aircraft is the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which joined the fleet on February 23. This is in addition to the two new 737-800s which were added to the fleet earlier in the year, stated a press release.

The wide-body Boeing 787-9 is a stretched version of the advanced long-range twin engine B787-8.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft is configured with 30 award-winning flat-bed Business Class suites, designed by BE Aerospace and 258 Economy Class seats. All classes feature the state-of-the-art Thales Integrated In-Flight Entertainment System which provides an even more enjoyable guest experience, allowing access to a wide selection of on-demand entertainment delivered through a passenger experience interface developed specifically with Oman Air.

H E Hunaina Sultan al Mughairy, Ambassador of Oman to the United States attended the aircraft delivery ceremony at the Boeing facility in Seattle, along with Eng Abdulaziz al Raisi, executive vice president–products & brand development on behalf of Oman Air. The aircraft’s inaugural flight departed from Seattle on February 23 and arrived in Muscat on February 24.

With the addition of this latest Dreamliner, Oman Air operates five Boeing 787 Dreamliners aircraft. The aircraft will be utilised on Oman Air’s European and Far-Eastern sectors.

A second new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be joining Oman Air’s fleet in April.

The delivery of new aircraft is part of Oman Air’s ambitious and dynamic programme of fleet and network expansion, added the release.

Oman Air is continuing to invest in providing guests with the best possible on board experience. To complement the new additions to the fleet, the airline has recently invested in the renovation of its three A330-300 aircraft First Class cabins.

The fleet currently consists of five Boeing 787 Dreamliners, six Airbus 330-300s, four Airbus 330-200s, five Boeing 737-900s, 25 Boeing 737-800s, one Boeing 737-700 and four Embraer 175s.

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