New first class suites debut on Oman Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Oman Air’s first new 787-9 Dreamliner to feature first class private suites has entered into commercial service.

The new aircraft is one of three 787-9 Dreamliners due to be received this year as part of the airline’s strategic and dynamic programme of fleet and network expansion.

The Dreamliner features eight fully enclosed private suites in first class with 55 inch extra tall doors to ensure complete privacy, one of the longest 180 degrees flat-bed seats available on any commercial airliner.

All classes feature seating designed by Rockwell Collins (formerly B/E Aerospace) and state-of-the-art Thales Integrated In-Flight Entertainment System with a passenger experience interface developed specifically for Oman Air.

Kelpesh Patel, Interim Country Manager UK & Ireland, Oman Air, 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.”

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.

Written by: Alexander Preston

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