MUSCAT: Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate, recently took the delivery of the third of 30 Boeing 737 Max 8s it has on order. The airline expects to receive a total of five 737 MAX by September.
The 737 MAX family has been designed to offer customers exceptional performance, flexibility and efficiency, with lower per-seat costs and an extended range that will open up new destinations in the single-aisle market, said a statement from Oman Air.
With the addition of the new MAX, Oman Air’s fleet currently consists of seven Boeing 787 Dreamliners, six Airbus 330-300s, four Airbus 330-200s, five Boeing 737-900s, 21 Boeing 737-800s, three Boeing 737 MAXs and four Embraer 175s, it stated.
By the end of this month, Oman Air will also receive the first of its three 787-9 Dreamliner on order, two of which will have a new First Class product with eight private suites, 24 Business class seats and 232 Economy seats.
The aircraft will be equipped with leading technology, latest in comfort and amenities, including cutting edge entertainment to enhance the travel experience of their guests.
Oman Air began on June 1 a new daily flight from its hub Muscat to the Turkish city of Istanbul. The airline will also launch two more destinations – Casablanca (Morocco) on July 1 and Moscow (Russia) on October 28 this year, besides the resumption of its operations to the Maldives, said the statement from the Omani carrier.
The three new exciting routes are part of Oman Air’s strategic expansion plan, providing a streamlined global network that offers greater connectivity at its Muscat hub, it added.