(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Oman Air is expanding its fleet of Boeing 737-800s with the introduction of two more aircraft, bringing the airline's total fleet strength to 30.
A press release said that the expansion follows Oman and India signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to meet the increased demand for air services between the two countries. An MoU was also signed between Oman and Pakistan on increasing the number of flights.
Both wet-leased aircraft will double daily services from Muscat to Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad. In addition, the frequency of flights from Muscat to Lahore and Muscat to Islamabad is being increased to offer a daily service, the release said.
With seating capacity for 12 in business class and 150 passengers in economy class, the additional aircraft will enable Oman Air to meet the need for greater travel between the two countries.
Wayne Pearce, chief executive officer, Oman Air, said, ''Increasing the size of our B737 fleet allows us to be more flexible, offering even more choice for Oman Air's growing number of customers. With greater awareness of Oman Air's outstanding international reputation, demand has increased considerably.''