Oman Air, the Sultanate's national carrier, has placed firm orders for twenty 737 Max single-aisle aircraft from Boeing, nearly doubling the airline's 737 fleet.
The airline's order includes conversions of six 737 NG planes to 737 Max jets, for a net gain of 14 in Boeing's order book.
Boeing and rival Airbus are battling for market share in the large single-aisle market.
Boeing had booked 2,869 orders for the 737 Max through the end of September, compared to more than 4,300 for Airbus' competing A320neo, according to the companies.
Oman Air commenced operations in 1993. Starting off as a regional player, Oman Air, as Oman’s national carrier has witnessed rapid growth since. Oman Air has played a major role in making Muscat a major traffic hub in the Middle East providing a fillip to commercial, industrial and tourism activities.
Oman Air has striven to maintain high performance standards in all aspects of its operation. The Oman International Services was established in the year 1970 & later Oman Aviation Services was founded on 1981 to extend services to the other airlines in terms of cargo handling, ground handling etc.
The Oman Air fleet consists of most modern and fuel- efficient aircraft with aesthetically designed interiors. Ultra- modern in-flight service equipment is deployed onboard to improve safety and overall performance. Investment in new technology, planning and product innovation has propelled Oman Air to the forefront of the aviation industry.