flagship carrier of the Gulf Arab state, signed a base maintenance contract
with Germany's Lufthansa Technik for its 15 Boeing 737 NG aircraft, it said on
Technik is the maintenance arm of German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
modifications to the aircraft will take place at the Lufthansa Technik base
maintenance location in Budapest, Hungary, the companies said in a joint
which has said it aims to return to profit in 2014, and Lufthansa Technik, are
in talks for a wider cooperation in the region, the statement said.
The Gulf sultanate's
government has been trying to diversify the national economy to include higher
income from tourism and natural gas to reduce its dependence on oil.
currently has a fleet of 21 aircraft including four Airbus A330s and 15 Boeing
737s. It has 17 planes on order.
Muscat, Oman Air offers non-stop flights to Asian destinations such as Bangkok
and Bangladesh's Chittagong, as well as European cities including Frankfurt and
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