Property in Dubai: Transport purchase could create new routes

17/11/2009 - Dubai Investment News
Property in Dubai: Transport purchase could create new routes

Written by Bob Brunskill

Property in Dubai could benefit from a recent development in the aviation sector.

Oman Air announced this week it had signed a deal with Embraer to buy five aircraft.

Four of these E-Jets will be operated by the carrier and they are said to be "ideal" for helping the company to cater for domestic passengers as well as create and improve routes to and from the region.

The contract was confirmed at the Dubai Airshow, where it was announced that the fifth plane bought by Oman Air will be used by the Royal Omani Police.

"The E-Jets are proven products in the Middle East," explained His Excellency Ahmed Abdul Nabhi Macki, chairman of the firm and minister of national economy.

Some of the destinations currently served by Oman Air include Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Bahrain.

Earlier this week, it emerged that the airline had entered into a joint venture with Lufthansa Technik. The aim of the project is to provide technical support for the region's customers.