Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate, has announced that a new Boeing B737-800 aircraft has joined its fleet as of 24 January.
This new aircraft will be used on short and medium haul routes and has a capacity of 162 seats, with 12 Business class seats with seat pitch 46 inches and 150 Economy class seats with seat pitch 30 inches. Each seat is equipped with an LCD screen, back-mounted 10.6 inches.
Oman Air has operated B737s for many years and the aircraft provides the backbone of the airline’s long and medium haul fleet, with 23 currently in operation. The new aircraft will be deployed soon on its arrival for commercial flights.
Abdulaziz Alraisi, executive vice president, Products and Brand Development, said, “In keeping up with the expansion programme, Oman Air is adding a new aircraft to its fast-growing fleet. Known for its energy efficient systems and combined with Oman Air’s superb maintenance staff and facilities, this is an ideal acquisition as we spread our wings to further afield.”
With the addition of the new Boeing 737-800, Oman Air’s fleet stands at 48. Currently, Oman Air’s fleet consists of four Boeing 787 Dreamliners, six Airbus 330-300s, four Airbus 330-200s, five Boeing 737-900s, 23 Boeing 737-800, one Boeing 737-700 and four Embraer 175s.
A second new B737-800 will be joining Oman Air’s fleet on February 16, followed by a Dreamliner B787-9 on February 23. The delivery of the new aircraft is part of Oman Air’s ambitious and dynamic programme of fleet and network expansion. The airline continues to be recognised for its award winning on-board experience, winning many industry awards in 2016 to add to its growing collection. Oman Air’s latest aircraft addition consolidates its position in 2017 as the airline continues its progress to becoming a successful company of the highest quality.