787 in Oman Air livery. Courtesy, Boeing

Oman Air (WY) has ordered six 787-8s at the Dubai Airshow, taking over six of 14 aircraft previously ordered by Kuwait-based leasing company ALAFCO (ATW Daily News, Sept. 25, 2007).

WY CEO Peter Hill said the "decision to order the 787-8 is part of Oman Air's long-term growth strategy to expand and modernize our fleet with newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft."

Boeing Commercial Airplanes senior VP sales-Middle East, Russia and Central Asia Marty Bentrott said that the manufacturer and WY "share a decade-long partnership and we look forward to opening a new chapter together with the 787. We see the 787 as a perfect complement to Oman Air's growing fleet, which will enable them to serve new destinations and enhance customer experience."

Established in 1993, WY now serves 41 destinations across the Gulf, the Levant, Europe, East Africa and Asia from Muscat.