About Oman Air
Oman Air has operated as an international carrier since 2007, having been launched as a regional airline in 1993 with a network of flight destinations around the Middle East and India. The airline uses the new Airbus A330 for its long-haul flights, while it operates a relatively new fleet of Boeing 737 and ATR 42-500 for its short-haul services. Oman Air was recently voted Best Middle Eastern Luxury Airline in the World Travel Awards, as well as one of the top ten best business class seats in the world for 2015.
Oman Air operates out of Muscat International Airport, close to Oman's capital city. As of April 2015, the carrier services a network of 46 destinations in 27 countries, including 11 destinations in India. It has code-share agreements with several airlines, including Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Royal Jordanian.
The new first class mini-suites recently unveiled by Oman Air are currently only available on the Airbus 330. Each cabin consists of 6 seats, together with a spacious lounge area. The aim is to give passengers a similar experience to that of flying on a private jet.
The mini-suite offers the longest lie-flat seat of any commercial carrier, and is set within an 87-inch seat pitch, with a seat width of 25-5 inches. Each seat features a built-in 8-point massaging system and a massive 23-inch video monitor with a state-of-the-art AVOD (audio-visual on demand) system, plus WiFi connectivity and two USB ports. There is also stowage for hand luggage and dedicated space to hang a coat, and in-flight fine dining with award-winning wines completes the luxury experience.
Business Class - Long Haul
Oman Air's Airbus A330s offer 20 fully-flat business class seats with a 1-2-1 configuration. The seats are 22 inches wide with a seat pitch of 82 inches, and feature a footrest that doubles as a buddy set for companion dining. The seat reclines into a fully-flat reclining bed which at 77.5 inches is claimed to be the longest in the sky at business-class level.
The long-haul business class seats have 17-inch TV screens which provide full AVOD entertainment including 8-channel live TV. The cabin also offers in-flight mobile phone usage via GSM connectivity, plus wireless Internet connection, enabling web and email access with two USB ports and Ethernet connection. The on-board menus offer the best in both Western and Middle Eastern cuisine, along with the finest quality wines.
Business Class -- Short Haul
Business class seats on Oman Air's short-haul flights have a 2-2 configuration, and offer a seat pitch of 40 inches. The new deliveries of Boeing 737s feature a business cabin with 12 Recaro-designed seats. Each has a reading light, a PC power outlet, a USB port, and a 10.6 inch in-arm in-flight entertainment screen.
Economy class on Oman Air's long-haul Airbus 330 features the newest technology seats in which the seat base slides forward to give extra leg-room, and which have a seat pitch of 34 inches. The airline's state-of-the-art system ensures that economy passengers can access WiFi connection, along with in-flight mobile phone usage. All economy seats have a 10.6 TV screen offering full AVOD entertainment, including 8-channel live TV. The short-haul fleet offers a 30-inch seat pitch on the ATR aircraft, and a 32-inch pitch on Boeing 737s.