Oman Air Continues to Prioritize Health and Safety, Operating Two Separate Passenger Flights with Fully Vaccinated Crews to Two Domestic Destinations in Same Day

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With passenger health & safety an ongoing priority, Oman Air operates B787 Dreamliner service between Muscat and Salalah and B737 service between Muscat and Khasab with fully vaccinated crews.

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, operated two regularly scheduled passenger flights with fully vaccinated crews to two separate domestic destinations in the Sultanate on 12 July 2021.

Oman Air Flight 931, a Boeing 737-800, departed Muscat at 07:30 on 12 July for Khasab, a popular port city on northern Oman’s breathtaking Musandam Peninsula. The flight was piloted by Captain Suhib Mohamed Al Barwani and First Officer Waleed Al Jadeedi, comprising a cabin crew of 4.

Oman Air Flight 907, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, departed Muscat at 14:55 the same day for Salalah in Oman’s southern Dhofar province, a destination popular with tourists for its spectacular beaches and lush, green landscape during monsoon season (Khareef). The flight was piloted by Captain Sayyid Haitham Thabit Al Busaidi and First Officer H.H. Sayyid Tariq Numer Al Said, comprising a cabin crew of 8.

Captain Nasser Al Salmi, Chief Operating Officer at Oman Air, explained, “Oman Air has an exceptional track record when it comes to operational health and safety measures. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have consistently prioritized our frontline workers and valued guests to ensure that every journey with Oman Air is undertaken with the full reassurance that exceptional pre-flight and on-board safety measures are in place. Vaccinated crews are an integral part of this safety-first mindset and especially significant at a time when our flight frequencies continue to increase and as we resume key routes to destinations around the world.”

Oman Air adheres to all traveller restrictions established by the country’s Civil Aviation Authority with regard to COVID-19 and guests are invited to visit caa.gov.om to ensure they are prepared to comply with requirements to enter and travel within the Sultanate.

Both Oman Air and its Holidays division proudly display the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), and in March this year, the airline received both the Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating and Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Lounge Safety Rating at Muscat International Airport.

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