Oman Air has signed an order for six Boeing 787 Dreamliners during the Dubai Airshow.

“Our decision to order the 787-8 is part of Oman Air’s long-term growth strategy to expand and modernise our fleet with newer, more fuel-efficient airplanes,” says Peter Hill, chief executive of Oman Air.

“We see direct benefits because of the Dreamliner’s fuel efficiency and operating economics, as well as the enhanced travel experience that Oman Air will be able to offer its customers onboard this airplane.”

Oman Air currently operates from its hub in Muscat and flies to 41 destinations across the Gulf, the Middle East, Europe, East Africa and Asia.

“Boeing and Oman Air share a decade-long partnership and we look forward to opening a new chapter together with the 787 Dreamliner,” says Marty Bentrott, vice-president of sales for Middle East, Russia and Central Asia at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.