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Oman Air CEO comments on impact of Boeing 737 MAXs grounding of the airline

Posted 14 June 2019 · Add Comment

Abdulaziz Al Raisi, chief executive officer of Oman Air, has said that the grounding of the 737 MAXs has had a major financial impact on Oman Air.

 

He indicated that the airline’s expansion plans for 2019 had been significantly curtailed as a result of the grounding of five MAXs and the non-delivery of a further three that were scheduled to go into operations this year. The airline also suffered revenue losses and market share declines, particularly in its home market of Oman, because of the grounding of the airline’s MAXs fleet.

Al Raisi, met with Boeing’s top officials in Muscat recently, and was promised a recovery and support plan for Oman Air that would be submitted to the airline before the upcoming Paris Airshow starting on 17th June 2019.

Al Raisi was unequivocal when he said: “If I don’t hear back from Boeing before I arrive at Le Bourget Airport, then I will have to go ahead with my planned meeting with Airbus at the Paris Airshow.”

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