The Omani national carrier will take the two Airbus A330-200 aircraft on a wet lease basis for six months from May this year. Under the terms of a wet lease, Oman takes the planes and their crews, while the aircraft remain registered in India, and Jet retains responsibility for operational control and maintenance.

Oman Air has tried to expand rapidly since it was elevated to the position of national carrier in 2007. That came after Muscat withdrew its stake in Gulf Air to concentrate on its own airline (MEED 5:4:07).

The airline currently as a fleet of 15 planes, with a further 16 on order.