Oman Air to suspend all Muscat flights indefinitely

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The move, which comes into force on March 29 (Sunday) from 12 p.m., is part of the country’s efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

JEDDAH — Oman Air is suspending all flights — domestic as well as international — to and from Muscat next week until further notice, Oman News Agency reported on Tuesday evening quoting a statement issued by the airline.

The move, which comes into force on March 29 (Sunday) from 12 p.m., is part of the country’s efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Oman Air domestic flights to and from Musandam Governorate will continue to operate as normal. Additionally, Oman Air’s cargo operations will operate as normal too, the report added.

“This is a temporary suspension of our passenger services. We regret the difficulty and inconvenience this may cause, but it is vital for us as the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman to assist in the country’s efforts in combating the spread of COVID-19,” said Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer Abdulaziz Al Raisi.

“We will prioritize the needs of our guests and employees as we continue to assess the evolving situation,” Abdulaziz Al Raisi added. “This is an unprecedented time for our industry, but I am confident we will emerge stronger from this crisis as we had successfully done so in the past.”

When its temporary suspension is lifted, Oman Air will take an orderly approach to restoring its international services with a focus on safety, quality and meeting its guests’ travel commitments, the airline’s CEO added.

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