Oman Air is set to take delivery of the fourth of 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s it has on order. By the end of 2018, Oman Air will have five new MAX aircraft and three 787-9s.
The 737 MAX family has been designed to offer lower per-seat costs and an extended range that will open up new destinations in the single-aisle market and is equipped with the AVANT IFE System.
Business Class passengers can now enjoy the largest screens provided on a single-aisle aircraft and Thales’s passenger interface will enable Business and Economy passengers to access a list of entertainment and informative features with various viewing angles.
The craft is configured with 162 seats in a two-class configuration: 12 in business and 150 in economy. The Business Class seats are a 46-inch seat pitch, with a sliding recline feature and 17-inch touch screen monitor. Economy seats offer a 30-inch seat pitch with a 5-inch recline, 10.2-inch touch screen monitor and foldable table.
The addition of the 737 MAX is part of the fleet and network expansion programme for Oman Air that has already seen the airline launch two new routes to Istanbul and Casablanca. Oman Air is also launching direct flights from Muscat to Moscow and reintroducing flights to The Maldives in October.
With this delivery, Oman Air’s fleet will consist of four Boeing 787-8, four 787-9 Dreamliners, six Airbus 330-300s, four Airbus 330-200s, five Boeing 737-900s, 21 Boeing 737-800s, four 737 MAX four Embraer 175s. By 2022, Oman Air is aiming for a total fleet size of around 70.