Malev Boeing 767 In New Dress


Malev stopped its Budapest – New York and Budapest – Toronto flights on 25 October 2007, because these flights were not profitable. At that time the airline’s management studied the possibility of having the plane rented or leased.

In the meantime deal was apparently done with Midle East’s Oman Air, the flag carrier of the Sultanate of Oman. Oman Air was founded in 1993 and operates flights from its Muscat hub to main Middle Eastern destination like Dubai, Bahrein, Abudhabi, Doha and South-Eastern Asian countries like India, Bangladesh or Pakistan.

Malev plane in its new dress

Photo: Viktor Laszlo

Oman Air uniforms

Oman Air will rent the plane for five months as a start, but the contract may be extended. It is not just the plane that received new dress. Oman Air rented flight crew from Malev as well. The plane is under testing in Hungary now and it will be delivered to its new user, Oman Air.

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6 Responses to “Malev Boeing 767 In New Dress”


  1. 1 Ben Soriano November 27, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    Nice to see her in a new dress, although I still prefer her wearing her dark blue dress with the Malev titles.

    One point I would like to make:
    I was at JFK at American Airlines new terminal on November 10 2007 waiting for my flight to Brussels. I saw a Malev 767 there at the terminal, since now Malev shares the terminal 8 with American. If my memory is right, it was HA-LHB that I saw. I used to see mostly HA-LHA at JFK.

  2. 2 balint01 November 27, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Ben,

    HA-LHA has been sold, it was planned to fly with Varig, but is currently stored in Tel Aviv. In the meantime Malev has a B767-300 leased (registered: HA-LHC) which during the winter season flies scheduled to Bangkok and also does charter flights. New York and Toronto flights are suspended for the winter season, so most likely you saw (one of) the last MA flight to JFK on 10NOV2007… At least for the time being.

  3. 3 szafi November 27, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    Hello Ben,

    yes, that was the one 🙂

  4. 4 okmj December 7, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    how much rent oman the plane?

  5. 5 szafi December 8, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    okmj: if you mean the monthly rental fee, I am afraid this is something we will never find out unless somebody internally will not tell us

  6. 6 oMan August 15, 2008 at 11:04 am

    It was a wonderful flight from LGW to MCT in February 2008.


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