Oman Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
The wide-body Boeing 787-9 is a stretched version of the advanced long-range twin-engine B787-8. Oman’s national carrier already has four Boeing 787-8.
The new aircraft will be used on Oman Air’s European and Far-Eastern sectors. Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be joining Oman Air’s fleet in April 2017.
It is configured with 30 flat-bed Business Class suites and 258 Economy Class seats. The 787-8’s have 18 Business Class and 249 in Economy.
Both classes feature Thales Integrated In-Flight Entertainment System, allowing access to a wide selection of on-demand entertainment delivered through a passenger experience interface developed specifically with Oman Air.
Oman Air has an ambitious programme of fleet and network expansion. The airline has already added two new 737-800s in 2017 and has recently invested in the renovation of the First Class cabin on its three A330-300 aircraft.
About Oman Air (WY)
Oman Air is the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman and is based in Muscat, Oman.
Routes: Oman Air operates a network of 40+ destinations in 27 countries, including 13 in the Middle East, 11 in India, 2 in Bangladesh, 3 in Pakistan, 1 in Nepal and 1 in Sri Lanka.
The airline also flies to the Maldives, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta, Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam. Its European destinations are London (Heathrow), Milan (Malpensa), Munich, Frankfurt, Paris and Zurich.
Fleet: Oman Air currently operates over 40 aircraft:
- 10 Airbus A330
- 31 Boeing 737
- 5 Boeing 787
- 4 Embraer 175
Three more Boeing 787 Dreamliners will join the fleet in the following years. By 2018, Oman Air’s total fleet size is expected to be around 57 aircraft, rising to 70 aircraft by 2020.
(Specific numbers can vary at any time)
Passenger numbers: About 5 million a year.
N.B. Image credit: Oman Air (WY)