Oman Air has signed a contract with Embraer for
the purchase of five Embraer 175 aircraft.
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.
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.
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, said, “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 added, “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.”
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