Important information for anyone flying with Oman Air

More than 300 Boeing 737 flights affected

Important information for anyone flying with Oman Air

Oman Air has cancelled more than 300 flights from Muscat airport to a range of destinations this September following the grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes.

Flights affected include those to and from Athens, Riyadh, Jeddah, Jaipur, Colombo and Salalah.

Back in July, Oman’s Public Authority for Civil Aviation banned Boeing 737 Max planes from entering or leaving Omani airspace.

That decision came following an Ethiopian Airlines crash in March that killed 157 people. Preliminary investigations into the crash suggest an automated safety system forced the plane to nose dive.

A similar problem has been identified in the Boeing 737 Max plane involved in the Lion Air crash that killed 189 people in October 2018.

The statement on Oman Air’s website reads: “We are rebooking guests on alternative / next available flights to their destinations.
“We advise all our guests who are due to travel during the same period to check the flight status or contact our call centre +96824531111.”

Although Boeing predicted the planes would be back in the air as early as November, many international airline carriers are not planning on using Boeing 737 Maxs until December or even early 2020.

You can view the full list of cancelled and rescheduled Oman Air flights on the airline’s website here.

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