Oman Air to lease two Indian A330s

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Middle Eastern carrier Oman Air is to wet-lease a pair of Airbus A330-200 aircraft from India's Jet Airways.

Jet Airways has confirmed the plan in a statement to the Mumbai stock exchange.

Oman Air, which has been preparing to modernise its long-haul fleet with A330s, is to take the two Jet examples for six-month periods from May.

Jet Airways says the agreement is part of its continuing restructuring and cost-saving programme.

Oman Air has previously disclosed a long-haul fleet plan which includes taking five new and two leased A330s, all with Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines.

Jet Airways' A330s are primarily fitted with General Electric CF6s but it has a pair of Trent-powered examples currently on lease to Bahrain's Gulf Air.