Times of Oman
New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to boost Oman Air fleet
December 6, 2017 | 9:25 PM
by Times News Service
The wide-body Boeing 787-9 is a stretched version of the advanced long-range twin engine B787-8. Photo: Supplied
 
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Muscat: Oman Air continues its ambitious expansion plans in 2017 with new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which joined the fleet on Wednesday.

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.

Hunaina bint Sultan Al Mughairiyah, Ambassador of the



Sultanate to the United States of America (USA), travelled on board the inaugural flight from Seattle on Tuesday and arrived in Muscat on Wednesday. Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Ra’eesi, Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oman Air, 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 in providing guests with the best possible on board experience”.

With the addition of this latest Dreamliner, Oman Air operates seven Boeing 787 Dreamliners aircraft. This aircraft will be utilised 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 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 ordered 20 Boeing 737 MAX enabling a diverse range of configurations and cutting edge entertainment to enhance Oman Air’s guest travel experiences.

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