Oman Air will stop all passenger flights to and from Muscat on March 29.

No date has been announced for the resumption of service, with cancellations pending. Domestic flights from Oman Air to and from Musandam Governorate will continue to operate as usual.

In addition, Oman Air’s cargo operations will also operate normally.

This is a temporary stop of our passenger traffic.

“We regret the difficulties and inconveniences this may cause, but it is vital for us as the Sultanate of Oman’s national airline to be involved in the country’s efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19,” said Abdulaziz Al Raisi, chief Executive from Oman Air.

“We will prioritize the needs of our guests and employees as we continue to evaluate the evolving situation,” added Al Raisi.

“This is an unprecedented time for our industry, but I am confident that we will emerge from this crisis stronger than we have been in the past.”

If the temporary suspension is lifted, Oman Air will take an orderly approach to restoring its international services, with an emphasis on security, the airline added.

In the Middle East, Emirates and Etihad have canceled the vast majority of flights in the past few days.

The International Air Transport Association also warned of the long-term viability of airlines in the Middle East and Africa without government support.

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