Natalie Cooper September 16th, 2009
It was noted this week that Oman Air has moved one step closer to its fleet expansion target when it took the delivery of its very first Airbus A330-200. This was a very big day for the carrier when it was handed over the aircraft at a ceremony held in Toulouse on September 15. This ceremony was even attended by His Excellency Ahmed bin Abdulnabi Macki, the chairman of Oman Air, among others.
The first A330-200 plane for Oman Air, which is powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines, flew over from Toulouse and arrived at Seeb International Airport later that day. The plane itself is configured in a comfortable two class layout that provides space for 216 passengers. These seats are made up of 196 economy seats and 20 business class seats.
The official delivery ceremony will be held at Seeb International Airport today, September 16th, to unveil the new aircraft. The chairman of Oman Air said that the delivery of the Airbus is a great milestone in the new transformation of Oman Air. This brand new plane is just the first of seven new long range Airbus aircrafts that will be delivered to Oman Air. All of these aircrafts will be delivered to Oman Air within the next two years. All of these planes are part of the expansion plan for the Oman Air fleet.
The chief executive officer of Oman Air, Peter Hill, went on to add that they are very delighted to be taking on the delivery of this superb new aircraft. They want to insure to all of their passengers that the products that are delivered by Oman Air are second to none.