Oman Air orders three more A330s

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Middle Eastern carrier Oman Air has ordered another three Airbus A330-300s, which will take its overall A330 fleet to 10 aircraft.

The airline ordered three A330-300s and two -200s in November 2007 as it transformed its operational strategy, re-establishing itself as a long-haul carrier.

Oman Air also leased a pair of A330s to supplement its fleet, and selected Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines for the jets.

Airbus has confirmed that the Muscat-based carrier is ordering three more -300s. It has not stated which powerplants will be fitted to the aircraft.

"This additional order will allow us to continue our strategy of growth with an aircraft we know to be both reliable and profitable, and in addition offering the highest levels of passenger comfort," says Oman Air chief Wayne Pearce.

Neither Oman Air nor Airbus has indicated when the additional aircraft will be delivered. Oman Air started introducing the A330 in 2009.

It also has six Boeing 787s on order which will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.