Ras Al Had - The New 737 To The Oman Air Fleet
Oman Air recently added another aircraft to its rapidly expanding fleet. The new Boeing 737 – 800 NG, named "Ras Al Had", arrived from Seattle, USA at Muscat International Airport on 21 December, 2008. This latest aircraft increases Oman Air’s B737 NG fleet to 11.
Peter Hill, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Air said that this latest addition is in line with Oman Air's plans to expand the company's network of short and medium haul flights within the Middle East and South Asia.
"Oman’s growing prominence as a key player in regional economic and business forums and Oman Air's steady growth as the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has made fleet-growth and expansion in terms of destinations and frequencies imperative. We intend to link Muscat through direct flights to the major regional cities and also offer convenient connections to an increasing number of long haul destinations.
Oman Air currently operates a fleet of 11 Boeing 737 NG aircraft, on short and medium haul regional routes, 2 Airbus A310-300 aircraft to London and Bangkok and 2 ATR 42-500 aircraft on domestic and oilfield support operations. Aircraft on order include more Boeing 737 NG’s, 7 Airbus A330-200/300’s and 6 Boeing 787’s.