Oman Air (WY, Muscat) will retire its five B737-900ERs between late 2024 and late 2025 as it progresses with its narrowbody fleet renewal programme.

The five aircraft were recently acquired by Sun Country Airlines (SY, Minneapolis St. Paul International) directly from lessor GOAL. The American leisure specialist will continue to lease them to Oman Air until the original lease end dates, which fall between November 2024 and November 2025. Subsequently, the aircraft will be added to Sun Country's fleet.

"Sun Country will deploy capital to acquire the aircraft today while receiving lease revenue through 2025. Used aircraft induction lead times have been challenged by supply chain constraints and engineering support. This transaction allows Sun Country to minimise the transition time of modifying the aircraft and induction into revenue service," the American airline said.

The five aircraft were delivered new to Oman Air in 2014-2015 under 10-year leases.

The ch-aviation fleets module shows that the Omani carrier's narrowbody fleet also comprises fourteen B737-800s (of which only eight are active) and thirteen B737-8s. The airline has a further five B737-8s on firm order from Boeing.