Salamair flight from Muscat to Jeddah was forced to return to Oman after Saudi authorities refused entry into its airspace
Low-cost carrier Salamair has re-established its permission to fly to Saudi Arabia after the Omani carrier was refused entry on Saturday.
A Salamair flight from Muscat to Jeddah was forced to return to Oman after Saudi authorities refused entry into its airspace "due to missing some information of passengers’ historical data from previous flights".
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO, Salamair, said the information is normally transmitted automatically between the airline’s system and the authorities’ system.
"After addressing this with the Saudi authorities, the flight flew from Muscat to Jeddah on 12 May 2019 as per its regular schedule," said Capt Ahmed.
"All SalamAir flights are now cleared to fly to their Saudi destinations according to their scheduled times."
Capt Ahmed thanked the authorities in both Oman and Saudi Arabia for their help in resolving the issue.
"SalamAir is committed to comply with the all regulations abiding by the highest standards of aviation practices," he added.
Salamair operates a daily flight to Jeddah and will commence a new daily route to Riyadh this week (May 15).