Oman Air receives first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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Oman Air has received delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the six it ordered in November 2011 as part of its expansion plans.

Oman Air chief executive officer (CEO), Paul Gregorowitsch, says: “We are delighted to receive our first Dreamliner which, combined with Oman Air’s award-winning service, will provide an excellent travel experience for our customers.

“Our decision to invest in this game-changing aircraft underlines our confidence in the 787 and the value it will add in terms of reliability, operational efficiency and comfort.”

Oman Air will deploy its first Dreamliner on services to Saudi Arabia and Europe.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, Ray Conner, explains: “We’re proud to have Oman Air join our growing base of 787 customers in the Middle East and around the world.

“Our partnership with Oman Air dates back almost 15 years, during which time the airline has been operating the 737 family. We’re delighted to help introduce Boeing twin-aisle airplanes into its growing fleet.”

Boeing has eight 787 customers in the Middle East with a total of 175 Dreamliners ordered and 140 in backlog.