Oman Air To Sell A330s & 787s

Oman Air is looking to sell up to 10 aircraft, including all Airbus A330s and some Boeing 787s, as it looks to restructure, per Cirium.

Per Cirium, Oman Air is considering selling up to 10 widebody aircraft from the Airbus A330 and Boeing 787 fleet.

The airline would look to offload eight Airbus A330s and two Boeing 787-8s as part of the aircraft being sold.

The Oman Air Fleet

According to current fleet data, the airline has 42 in-service aircraft and two parked units; if Oman Air were to proceed with its aircraft removal plans, this fleet total would decrease by ten units.

The airline has just 10 Airbus A330s, nine active and spread across the A330-200 and A330-300 variants. The average age of both variants is over 11 years.

The airline’s youngest fleet type, when measured by active units, is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with nine units in service averaging 6.5 years of age.

Restructuring For Oman Air

The move to offload up to 10 aircraft, all widebodies, is part of the airline’s restructuring; this development was first revealed in 2023.

A transformation is expected to take many years as the airline looks to become more sustainable and stop the losses it has been incurring over a multi-year period.

Some hard decisions need to be made to achieve a more sustainable nature, and one of them is focusing on the airline fleet and offloading aircraft that are deemed surplus to requirements for now.

The turnaround plan will focus on four main pillars: corporate governance, commercial aspects, human capital, and, lastly, financial sustainability, one of the more talked-about areas.

Oman Air is hardly the first and likely won’t be the last airline to undergo restructuring in recent and upcoming years as industry challenges continue to be felt worldwide.

Daniel Fowkes
09 Mar 2024
· Aircraft 
· Airlines 

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  1. Considering the regional carriers for profitability,the need is to standardized the fleet operations as estimated 40% of profit goes for maintaining fleet,B737NGs and B777/787 should be considered or else sell all Boeing fleet and go for A320 thus Standardized fleet will be attained even these fleets do have some constraints, strategic maintenance planning needs to be imbibed by raking in experienced knowledgeable professionals and all extra costs incurring due to miscellaneous activities should be immediately stopped, considering to built MRO to cut overseas maintenance cost along with an eye on attracting third party business can yield positive results, furthermore they need to adopt effective measures for spares,& inventory control by introducing scrap policy processes,Oman Air does have the technical capabilities only needs to change their working culture for profitability. Talking about experience d professionals all ex Oman employees are benefitting other entities to gain profitability.

  2. Wide body is the most wanted aircraft, customers look for flat bed when they book, if we we sell Wide body and keep aging aircraft in service, we are turning away customers, that will leave the whole fleet obsolete, soon we need to update our fleet, we will buy those we selling from the manufacturer and we pay out from our noise, until unless we don’t have older aircraft and those offered for sale are the oldest ,that will be fine, but if we keep the junk and sell the best, we will cut our own throat. I hope I am wrong. Wish the air line all success.

  3. Wide body is the most wanted aircraft, customers look for flat bed when they book, if we we sell Wide body and keep aging aircraft in service, we are turning away customers, that will leave the whole fleet obsolete, soon we need to update our fleet, we will buy those we selling from the manufacturer and we pay out from our noise, until unless we don’t have older aircraft and those offered for sale are the oldest ,that will be fine, but if we keep the junk and sell the best, we will cut our own throat. I hope I am wrong. Wish the air line all success.

  4. We are interested to buy twoA330 airplanes for newly established Sama airline,Sanaa,Yemen.
    Can we receive an offer?
    Your response is highly appreciated

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