Additional Jet Aircraft for Oman Air Fleet
The Oman Air Board of Directors at its 5th session for 2006 approved the recommendations of the Executive Management to add the 7th Boeing 737-800 to Oman Air fleet and the replacement of one 700 model with 800. With this new aircraft Oman Air fleet will comprise of 5 Boeing 737-800 and 2 Boeing 737-700.
Mr. Ziad bin Karim Al Haremi, Acting Chief Executive Officer said that the B737 NG aircraft proved high operational dependability enabling our valued passengers to enjoy superior class reliability, on time performance and excellent on-board facilities. This enriched travel experiences and encouraged elite businessmen and tourists to opt Oman Air as their preferred airline. As a result, the Management decided to add another B737NG to its fleet.
He added that, this is a step forward in line with the company’s ambitious plan to expand Oman Air network and operate new routes which are expected to commence during the year 2007.
The year 2007 will witness a remarkable progress in Oman Air activities such as operating new frequencies, additional services on the existing routes and an increase in convenient flight connections. This will enhance services to more important destinations in the Middle East and stimulate the commercial, industrial and tourist activities in the region.
He gratefully acknowledged the approval granted by the Board of Directors thereby ensuring that the Management achieves its goal to develop and continuously expand the National Carrier to reach out to more destinations throughout the world. He concluded by extending his thanks and appreciation, on behalf of the Management, to the Board of Directors for their continued support.
It is worth mentioning that Oman Air has the merit of being the pioneer airline in the area to introduce the new, state-of-the-art Boeing 737 NG into its fleet. The B737-800 is configured with 154 seats (12 business class and 142 economy class) and B737-700 with 114 seats (12 business class and 102 economy). With these features, the Boeing 737 NG jet is well suited to Oman Air’s operational requirements.