Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, celebrated the launch of its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at London Heathrow on Sunday July 1st.

The new aircraft serving the London to Muscat route features the new First Class private suites and is one of three 787-9 Dreamliners to be received this year; part of the airline’s strategic and dynamic programme of fleet and network expansion.

The inaugural flight departed Muscat at 14.00 and arrived in London at 19.10 local time. Oman Air CEO Eng. Abdulaziz Al Raisi was onboard flight WY101 together with members of Oman Air senior management team. All guests were warmly greeted by HE Ambassador of Oman and key dignitaries; Kelpesh Patel Oman Air Interim Country Manager UK & Ireland, and James Yardley, Airport Services Manager, as well as by officials from London Heathrow Airport.

To mark the celebration, a cake cutting ceremony was held and before return flight WY102 jetted to Muscat, Oman Air surprised three lucky travelling guests with a golden envelope; containing a fully complimentary Business Class return flight onboard the new Dreamliner to anywhere within Oman Air’s network.
This latest Dreamliner features the new First Class product with eight private suites, 24 Business Class seats and 232 Economy seats. First Class guests onboard the inaugural flight, were treated to unparalleled levels of comfort with one of the longest 180 degrees flat-bed seats available on any commercial airliner. Fully enclosed, the First Class suite has 55 inch extra tall doors to ensure complete privacy. The aircraft is equipped with leading technology and the latest in comfort and amenities, including cutting edge entertainment to enhance the travel experience of all guests in every class.

Kelpesh Patel, Interim Country Manager UK & Ireland, Oman Air, said: “We are delighted to offer guests travelling from London to Muscat such an exceptional product. With its new private suites the Dreamliner offers the best possible experience and will be invaluable to us in growing the market and attracting new premium passengers. Launching on the London to Muscat route confirms our investment in travellers from the UK.”