July 13 2018  |  Seating

Oman Air reveals new 787-9 cabins

By Rachel Debling


Oman Air took delivery of the first of its three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners that are slated to be delivered to the airline by the end of the year. The aircraft took its inaugural flight on July 1.

The three-cabin aircraft features features eight private suites, 24 Business Class seats and 232 Economy seats. First Class guests on the aircraft's initial flight tested out the airline's premium suites, complete with 180-degree flatbed seats and 55 inch privacy doors.

Upgrades to onboard service in all cabins, such as new chinaware, cutlery, glassware and linens, will be introduced. New bedding will be provided to premium guests as part of a "unique, bespoke experience," according to the airline.

In the Economy cabin, guests will experience new food offerings, amenities and comfort items. Young travelers in all cabins will also receive a new and entertaining activity kit called Junior Sinbad.

Aria, Oman Air's integrated IFE system by Thales, will be available in all three cabins for passengers to enjoy movies, TV shows and audio, plus content curated specially for visitors to Oman.

Abdulaziz Al Raisi, CEO of Oman Air, said in a statement: “We are proud to celebrate the introduction of the first three-class configuration cutting-edge 787-9 into our young and fast growing fleet. The 787-9 will further enhance Oman Air network with its incredible range and capacity. Our investment in the latest technology airplanes is part of our Vision 2030 strategy and our commitment to our esteemed customers to offer complete on-board comfort. We will continue to invest in the most advanced aircraft to give our customers the best possible travel experience.”

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