Muscat, Oman Air, the national carrier of the

Sultanate, 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 taken delivery

of five new MAX aircraft and three 787-9s. The Boeing 737 MAX is at

the forefront of aviation technology and amongst the most efficient

planes in the sky today.

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. The 737 MAX is equipped with the advanced

state-of-the-art AVANT IFE System.

Business Class passengers will enjoy the largest screens provided

on a single aisle aircraft and Thales’s unique passenger interface will

enable Business and Economy passengers to access an impressive list

of entertainment and informative features with incredible viewing


Configured with 162 seats in a two-class configuration: 12 in

business and 150 in economy with significant enhancements across

both cabins, the MAX aircraft is an example of Oman Air’s commitment

to continually upgrade its product offering to improve its customer

satisfaction and enhance the overall guest experience.

The Business Class seats are a 46 inch seat pitch, with a sliding

recline feature, a 17 inch touch screen monitor and many other

features. Economy seats offer a 30 inch seat pitch with a 5 inch recline,

10.2 inch touch screen monitor, a large foldable table and other


The addition of the 737 MAX is part of an exciting fleet and network

expansion programme for Oman Air, which 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.

Oman Air’s fleet consists 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’s total fleet size is expected to be around 70.

Source: Oman News Agency