Oman Air has placed an order for six Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners at the Dubai Airshow. The airline completed an arrangement with Boeing and Kuwait-based leasing company ALAFCO to transfer existing orders for the six Dreamliners from ALAFCO to Oman Air.
“Our decision to order the 787-8 is part of Oman Air’s long-term growth strategy to expand and modernise our fleet with newer, more fuel-efficient airplanes,” said Peter Hill, Oman Air’s CEO. “We see direct benefits because of the Dreamliner’s fuel efficiency and operating economics as well as the enhanced travel experience that Oman Air will be able to offer its customers aboard this airplane.”
Muscat-based Oman Air has been expanding rapidly over the past few years, adding routes to major international hubs such as Bangkok, London, Frankfurt and Paris with its three newly-purchased Airbus A330-300 aircraft and four A330-200s.
The new Dreamliners, which will seat approximately 210 passengers if configured in a three-class cabin layout, will start being delivered to Oman Air from 2014.