Muscat: Omani national airline, Oman Air, said yesterday it has signed a letter of intent to buy five Airbus A330-200s. The new acquisitions are intended to enhance the airline's current fleet of 10 Boeing and ATR turbo-prop aircraft.
According to Oman Air CEO Ziyad Karim Al Haremi the carrier "expects to buy several aircraft and has already negotiated the purchase of five Airbus A330-200s, with the first for delivery in 2009" if a final contract is signed.
At current prices of $165 million per aircraft, the deal would be worth $825 million to the European airframe maker.
Oman Air, established in 1993, flies to 11 international destinations with its 10-strong fleet of six Boeing 737 jets and four ATR 42-500 turbo-prop aircraft.