Oman to suspend all flights from Sunday

Air cargo and flights to the Governorate of Musandam are exempt from the ban

Oman to suspend all flights from Sunday

Oman will suspend all domestic and international flights to and from the Sultanate from Sunday (March 29), it has been announced.

The ban, which comes into effect at noon on Sunday, will not apply to air cargo or flights to the Governorate of Musandam.

The Supreme Committee which is tackling developments to do with coronavirus (COVID-19) made the decision to suspend flights until further notice at a meeting yesterday (March 24).

It was also decided that steps must be made to arrange the return of citizens, particularly students, to Oman.

Oman Air, the Sultanate’s national carrier, has instructed any customer affected by the decision to call them on (+968) 2453 1111, or to contact representatives in your own country if outside of Oman.

In a statement, Oman Air's chief executive officer Abdulaziz Al Raisi said, “We regret the difficulty and inconvenience this may cause, but it's 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.

“We will prioritize the needs of our guests and employees as we continue to assess the evolving situation.

“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.”

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