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Oman Air Takes Delivery of Fifth New Boeing 737-8 MAX on Lease from CDB Aviation

Oman Air has taken delivery of their fifth new Boeing 737-8 MAX, as part of a sale and leaseback transaction with CBD Aviation, a wholly-owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.


Oman AIr Boeing 737-8 MAX - Courtesy Oman Air

On Sunday (March 5, 2023), Oman Air announced the delivery of their fifth Boeing 737-8 MAX, as part of a sale and leaseback transaction with CBD Aviation, a wholly-owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. Oman Air’s newest Boeing 737-8 is powered by CFM LEAP-1B27 engines, and is configured with 12 Business Class and 150 Economy Class seats. The carrier has been introducing routes throughout the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, as well as to several cities in Europe South Asia and Africa. In recent years, the Oman Air has developed strategic codeshare agreements with partner airlines, thereby extending their network reach to the Americas and Australia.


In Sunday’s announcement, Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, said,


“As air travel demand continues to grow post-pandemic, Oman Air has the opportunity to expand progressively. The latest addition to our fleet will serve both domestic and short-to-medium international sectors, further extending our seamless connectivity to a growing number of destinations. We are glad to have CDB Aviation as our partner in growth and continue to place ourselves at the forefront of aviation technology, enhance our operational efficiency, as well as provide our guests with an exceptional on-board experience.”


Also commenting on the latest 737-8 delivery, CDB Aviation’s Head of EMEA, Paul Boyle, said,


“We are very pleased to build on our relationship with Oman Air and to expand our presence in the Middle East with this sale and leaseback transaction. These new technology, fuel-efficient aircraft will support the airline’s ongoing recovery efforts, providing the airline’s passengers with greater connectivity and a wider choice of destinations from its hub in Muscat.”

Oman Air is the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman. The multi-award winning carrier maintains the highest standards of performance in all aspects of operations, and currently serves over 40 destinations in more than 20 countries and territories. The airline’s ultra-modern and fuel efficient fleet are renowned for their bespoke interiors and innovative inflight entertainment (IFE) systems. Oman Air continues to invest in the latest technologies, propelling the carrier to the forefront of modern aviation. Oman Air operates a fleet of 52 aircraft, including 10 Airbus A330s, nine Boeing 787 Dreamliners, and 33 Boeing 737NG and 737MAX Family airplanes.


Source: Oman Air

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