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22 Jul 2019 | 09:25 AM UTC

Oman: Oman Air cancels up to 750 flights through August 31 /update 1

Oman News Alert

Oman Air cancels up to 750 flights through August 31 due to the suspension of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes; confirm flight status

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Muscat). COUNTRY/REGION Oman

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Event

Oman Air announced it would cancel up to 750 flights from Sunday, July 21, through Saturday, August 31, following a directive from the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA). The airline has extended the grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX fleet, prompting cancelations to destinations including Mumbai, Dubai, Hyderabad, Goa, Calicut, Kathmandu, Moscow, and other destinations in India, Africa, and the Middle East.

More details regarding canceled flights and possible rebooking opportunities, can be found on their website. Further cancelations or reduced flights are possible in the coming months.

Context

Boeing and various international aviation authorities have recommended the temporary suspension of all Model 737 MAX aircraft worldwide on Wednesday, March 13 after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on Sunday, March 10, which killed all 157 people onboard a Boeing Model 737 MAX 8. All Boeing Model 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded worldwide.

Advice

Individuals flying Oman Air are advised to confirm their flight status, maintain a flexible itinerary, and anticipate further flight disruptions.

 

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