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Oman Air adds new 737 to fleet

New addition will boost carrier's plans for short and medium haul flights in Middle East, south Asia.

Oman Air has increased its fleet to 16 aircraft after receiving a new Boeing 737-800 on Wednesday.

The aircraft, named ‘Ras Al Had’, arrived at Muscat International Airport following its flight from Seattle.

Peter Hill, Oman Air CEO, said this latest addition upholds the airline’s network expansion plans on short and medium-haul flights within the Middle East and South Asia.

“We intend to link Muscat through direct flights to the major regional cities and also offer convenient connections to an increasing number of long-haul destinations,” Hill added.

Oman Air operates 11 Boeing 737 NG aircraft on short and medium-haul regional routes, two Airbus A310-300 aircraft to London and Bangkok and two ATR 42-500 aircraft on domestic and oilfield support operations.

The carrier has additional Boeing 737s, seven Airbus A330-200/300s and six Boeing 787s on order.

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