Oman Air CEO, Peter Hill, confirmed the carrier plans to increase its fleet to 24 aircraft by the end of 2011, adding seven new A330s and 15 new B737-800s (Times of Oman, 03-Oct-2009). The carrier plans to launch four times weekly Paris service in Oct-2009, and add destinations in Sri Lanka and the Maldives during the month. Oman Air plans to launch services to Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur and destinations in East Africa during 2010, as its takes delivery of the A330 equipment.
Oman Air to increase fleet to 24 by end of 2011
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