MUSCAT: Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, continues its ambitious expansion plans in 2017 with a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner joined the fleet on 6th December 2017.
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 passenger experience interface developed specifically for Oman Air.
Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Al Mughairy, Ambassador of Oman to the United States, travelled on board the inaugural flight that departed Charleston, South Carolina on 5th December and arrived Muscat on 6th December 2017.
Acting CEO, Eng. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, said: “Oman Air is adding new aircraft to its fast growing fleet to keep up with the expansion programme. The delivery of new aircraft is part of Oman Air’s ambitious and dynamic programme of fleet and network expansion. The national carrier is continuing to invest with the key focus of providing guests with the very best on board experience.”
With the addition of this latest Dreamliner, Oman Air operates seven Boeing 787 Dreamliners aircraft. This aircraft will be utilized on Oman Air’s European and Far-Eastern sectors.
Maintaining a young and efficient fleet, the delivery of new aircraft is part of the national carrier’s future network growth. Oman Air continues to invest in providing guests with the best possible on board experience. To complement the new additions to the fleet, the airline has recently ordered 30 Boeing 737 MAX enabling a diverse range of configurations and cutting edge entertainment to enhance Oman Air’s guest travel experiences.
The flagship company of the Sultanate of Oman’s Civil Aviation sector, commenced operations in 1993. Today, Oman Air operates flights to 55 major cities worldwide from their hub Muscat, with 10 weekly flights from Karachi and daily flights from Lahore & Islamabad.