DUBAI: Oman is mulling the sale of a partial stake in the airports management company by 2020 amid a wider drive in the region towards privatisation, The National newspaper reported on Wednesday, quoting an Omani official.

"We're pushing to privatise the company and float a certain stake in it," Aimen al-Hosni, chief executive of Oman Airports Co, told the Abu Dhabi-based newspaper.

He declined to give the size of the stake or value, the paper said.

Oman Airports Co could not be immediately reached for a comment.

Oman has been considering privatisations of a wide range of state firms for several years.

Last year, it said it planned to sell shares in some state-owned downstream energy companies to the public, partly to raise money as low oil prices pressure its finances. 

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier) ((; +971 44536787; Reuters Messaging: