Oman Air has taken delivery of the first of 30 B737 Max aircraft, with a two-class economy and business layout.

The Boeing single-aisle aircraft has a capacity for 162 passengers – 12 “electronically controlled” seats in business class offering 17-inch Thales Gen V Avant touchscreen monitors, and 150 in economy with 10.2-inch screens. Both classes also have USB ports at every seat.

Commenting on the delivery Abdulaziz Al-Raisi, Acting CEO, Oman Air, said:

“At Oman Air, offering the best possible on board experience is key to our success and the 737 MAX has already earned a reputation for its exceptional performance, efficiency and guest experience.

“The aircraft will be a perfect complement to our 737 family as we continue to expand our operations and play an increasingly active role in promoting Oman for business as well as a unique tourism destination, which is growing rapidly in popularity with every passing year.”

Carriers which have taken delivery of the B737 Max 8 include Norwegian, Flydubai, Hainan Airlines, Silkair and Westjet.

For a review of the business class offering on Flydubai’s B737 Max 8, on a flight between Dubai and Kilimanjaro, click here.

Last month there was controversy surrounding the size of the toilets on American Airlines’ new B737 Max aircraft, with airline personnel reportedly telling the carrier’s CEO Doug Parker that the sinks in the restrooms are so small that passengers can only wash one hand at a time.

And low-cost carrier Ryanair confirmed last year that it will fit 197 seats on its B737 Max aircraft when it begins taking delivery of the aircraft next year.,