9 JULY 2018
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The latest aircraft to join the Oman Air fleet, a Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner with new First Class private suites, has begun serving the Muscat – Heathrow route.
It is one of three Dreamliners to be received this year as part of fleet and network expansion.
As well as eight private suites, the aircraft has 24 Business Class seats and 232 in Economy with Oman Air interim country manager UK and Ireland Kelpesh Patel predicting it will be a big draw for the carrier.
"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,” he said. “Launching it on London – Muscat route confirms our investment in the UK."
The airline has also celebrated the first anniversary of its service to Manchester, after operating the route for just over a year and has also begun operating a B787-8 on the route as of 1 July.
The fleet expansion will see Oman Air taking delivery by the end of 2018 of five new MAX aircraft and three B787-9s. By 2022, total fleet size is expected to be around 70.
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