Oman airline to expand its fleet

(MENAFN) As part of 30 others Oman Air will operate as it expands its fleet and service, the first 737 MAX airplane in Oman's airline has arrived, according to the announcement Boeing and Oman Air have made.

The flag carrier of Oman has long operated the Boeing 737 but the US plane maker said with the MAX, Oman Air will be able to achieve a double-digit percentage improvement in fuel efficiency.

Abdulaziz Al-Raisi, acting CEO, Oman Air, said: "The aircraft will be a perfect complement to our 737 family as we continue to expand our operations and play an increasingly active role in promoting Oman for business as well as a unique tourism destination, which is growing rapidly in popularity with every passing year."

Oman Air ordered 20 MAX airplanes in October 2015 and has since entered into a lease agreement for 10 more of the jets. The new airplanes will raise the Muscat-based carrier's fleet of 27 737s and seven 787 Dreamliners.

"Today marks another milestone in our 25-year partnership with Oman Air. We are proud to have supported their growth and we look forward to the 737 MAX taking the airline to new heights," said Marty Bentrott, sales vice president for Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia & Africa.


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