Oman Air has launched its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, with the first of the aircraft flying into Heathrow on Sunday, July 1.
The new aircraft serving the London-Muscat route features new first class private suites and is one of three 787-9 Dreamliners to be received this year — part of the airline’s strategic and dynamic programme of fleet and network expansion.
The inaugural flight WY101 departed Muscat at 14:00 and arrived in London at 19:10 on Sunday (local times).
This latest Dreamliner features the new first class product with eight private suites, 24 business class seats and 232 economy seats.
Oman Air interim country manager UK and Ireland Kelpesh Patel said: “We are delighted to offer guests travelling from London to Muscat such an exceptional product.
“With its new private suites the Dreamliner offers the best possible experience and will be invaluable to us in growing the market and attracting new premium passengers. Launching on the London to Muscat route confirms our investment in travellers from the UK.”
Oman Air airport services manager James Yardley added: “We’ve seen a growing demand ex UK for travel to Muscat and beyond and its very gratifying that we can meet this demand with such a fantastic, cutting edge aircraft, setting new industry standards.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing this Dreamliner in action and am very confident that guests will enjoy the service. This is a very exciting time for Oman Air.”
With the addition of the Dreamliner, Oman Air’s fleet currently consists of four Boeing 787-8, three 787-9 Dreamliners, six Airbus 330-300s, four Airbus 330-200s, five Boeing 737-900s, 21 Boeing 737-800, four Embraer 175s, and three Boeing 737 MAX.
By the end of 2018 Oman Air will have taken delivery of five new MAX aircraft and three 787-9s. By 2022, Oman Air’s total fleet size is expected to be around 70.
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