Oman Air in talks for B787 delay compensation
Oman Air CEO Peter Hill stated the carrier is in talks for compensation after the delivery of its B787 aircraft was delayed (Arabian Business, 04-Aug-2011). Oman initially signed an agreement to lease six B787s from Alafco in 2007, with deliveries initially scheduled in in 2012, 2014 and 2015. The first delivery has now been scheduled for 2H2014.
Oman Air: “Of course, there has been talk of compensation for the delay, so Oman Air will benefit from that. In a way, this has worked to our favour, as taking on another fleet of additional wide-body aircraft within a relatively short time span is a huge challenge, which we might want to defer for a while. We will have to see how they get implemented in the future… [but] will be watching its forthcoming entry into service with launch customers,” Peter Hill, CEO. Source: Arabian Business, 04-Aug-2011.