Oman Air to become a new Boeing 737-900 ER operator

Oman Air (Muscat) and Boeing (Chicago) today announced an order for five Boeing Next-Generation 737-900 ER airplanes at the 2013 Paris Air Show. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website, is valued at $473 million at current list prices.

With this order, Oman Air becomes the first customer in the Arabian Gulf region to order 737-900 ERs. Currently, the airline operates a fleet of 15 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s and two 737-700s. With this new order, the airline now has a backlog of six 737-800s and five 737-900 ERs. In addition, Oman Air has six Boeing 787-8s on order.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/ Operated by Travel Service Airlines in full Oman Air colors, Boeing 737-86N OK-TVU (msn 38025) prepares to land at Dubai.

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