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Oman Air To Get 3 A333 From Airbus + 737 Classics

Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:56 am

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The board of Oman Air is set to vote on a plan to add three Airbus SAS A330-300 wide-bodies and the same number of Boeing Co 737 classics, as it seeks to bolster capacity before existing orders kick in from 2014, Muscat Daily has reported. The state-owned airline is also bringing forward delivery of two Embraer SA E175 jets to August and October from next year after passenger revenue surged 28% in the first five months, according to CEO Wayne Pearce.

Source: http://www.ameinfo.com/oman-air-board-weighs-aircraft-purchase-306485


Are SAS willing to let go of their A333? Plus, seems like a step back to add an inferior plane type such as 737-classics after Oman Air already phased out its classic planes and replaced them with 737 NG.
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Oman Air To Get 3 A333 From Airbus + 737 Classics

Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:02 am

Airbus SAS or SK ?

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Oman Air To Get 3 A333 From Airbus + 737 Classics

Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:11 am

Quoting solnabo (Reply 1):
Airbus SAS or SK ?

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Well, I assumed it was SAS the airline, but you made me think twice! lol

I know SAS has 4 A333 and they want them; so that's why I was kind of confused.

I'm using to reading Airbus Industries or just Airbus; its been a long time since I read "Airbus SAS" lol

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Oman Air To Get 3 A333 From Airbus + 737 Classics

Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:56 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus

It's "Airbus SAS" (Société par Actions Simplifiée), nothing to do with the SAS Scandinavian Airlines.  
 
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RE: Oman Air To Get 3 A333 From Airbus + 737 Classics

Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:16 am

About time, I don't think they can wait long enough for 787s.

So what new destinations will WY be looking at for those A333s (or up-gauge so those A332s can serve new destinations)? They put DME on hold earlier.
 
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RE: Oman Air To Get 3 A333 From Airbus + 737 Classics

Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:40 am

Re: 737's, surely this is for NexGen's vs. MAX's or are they looking for something to do short haul and domestic.
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RE: Oman Air To Get 3 A333 From Airbus + 737 Classics

Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:21 pm

Quoting vincewy (Reply 4):
So what new destinations will WY be looking at for those A333s

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RE: Oman Air To Get 3 A333 From Airbus + 737 Classics

Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:32 pm

Quoting Devilfish (Reply 6):
To the Far East?

I was waiting for replies from those who are familiar with WY. Since we can't bump up old thread

Oman Air To Order Widebodies (by B742 Feb 25 2006 in Civil Aviation)

At the moment they serve BKK and KUL, I'm guessing they will add frequencies to BKK and KUL before adding thrid gateway in Asia. If it's MNL, it'll probably be a tag on from BKK, perhaps thrice weekly, other than that, their biggest gap in Asia now is anywhere north of HKG so I presume HKG is considered, as the current code-share tag-on with MH isn't practical. WY definitely needs a few more A330s, Knightsofmalta had 2 trip reports (I was going to do it myself),

Oman Air Business Class_ Zurich To Dubai (by Knightsofmalta Jun 29 2012 in Trip Reports)
Oman Air Business Class_The Return (by Knightsofmalta Jun 29 2012 in Trip Reports)
 
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RE: Oman Air To Get 3 A333 From Airbus + 737 Classics

Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:53 pm

apparently Oman-Philippines bilateral allows WY to operate a maximum of 6 weekly nonstop flights from MCT so for that you need 1 A333.

also I am told that the new CEO is reconfiguring the A330s to have more seating capacity as the current layout is way too luxurious and deprives the airline of much needed revenue with the additional seats that could be added on board.

WY to be frank does not need a F class cabin on board its A330s at all.

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