Oman Air signed a contract with Embraer today, for the purchase of five EMBRAER 175 aircraft from the E-Jets family at the Dubai Airshow.
The signing ceremony was held under the aegis of His Excellency Ahmed bin Abdul Nabi Macki, Minister of National Economy, Deputy Chairman of Financial Affairs & Energy Resources Council and Chairman of Oman Air and present on the occasion were Oman Air's Chief Executive Officer, Mr Peter Hill and Mr. Frederico Fleury Curado, President and CEO, Airline Market, Embraer.
Four of the jets will be operated by Oman Air and one will serve with the Royal Omani Police. The newly ratified deal also includes purchase rights for another five aircraft. The first delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011.
Speaking about the landmark deal, His Excellency Ahmed Abdul Nabhi Macki, Minister of National Economy and Deputy Chairman of Financial Affairs and Energy Resources Council and Chairman of Oman Air, says:
“The E-Jets are proven products in the Middle East, and the solid background Embraer has in the region was a key driver in our selection process. We are convinced that the E-Jets will be the ideal platform for increasing frequencies and developing new routes, as well as catering to our expanding domestic market.”
Frederico Fleury Curado, President and CEO, Airline Market, Embraer says:
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Oman Air as the newest customer of our E-Jets family in the Gulf area. It’s a privilege to have our E-Jets chosen to play a significant part in the airline’s strategy to develop air services both within and to and from the Sultanate of Oman. ” Oman Air’s EMBRAER 175 will be configured with 72 seats in a full-service, dual-class layout, with 12 seats in business class and 60 in economy.