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Oman's Sohar airport set to start international flights

Public Authority of Civil Aviation says to issue international flights licence in next few days

Oman's Sohar airport set to start international flights
Air Arabia is set to start flights from the UAE to Sohar once the airport get an international licence.

Oman's aviation regulator is set to issue Sohar Airport a licence to operate internatinal flights.

According to Oman News Agency, the Public Authority of Civil Aviation (PACA) will issue the licence to the airport within the next few days.

PACA, in cooperation with the airport operator Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC), the Royal Oman Police (ROP) and other relevant authorities, said it is working to complete the initial requirements for the licensing.

It added that airlines have confirmed their interest in international flights to Sohar Airport, such as Air Arabia.

PACA said it has approved Air Arabia to operate direct flights between Sohar and Sharjah airports with three flights a week.

The regulator added that it will announce the start dates for the flights to Sohar Airport at a later date. 

PACA said it has also issued approvals for new airline Salam Air to operate three weekly flights between Sohar and Salalah during the Khareef season from June 28.

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