By Gavin Gibbon
National carrier impacted by grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes
Oman Air has cancelled a further 700 flights in February, with its Boeing 737 Max planes still grounded.
The sultanate’s national carrier axed a similar number of flights in January as a result of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) suspending operations of the Boeing 737 Max.
Destinations impacted by the cancellation include Delhi, Mumbai, Colombo, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Kathmandu, as well as Medina, Manama and Salalah, and flights from Muscat to Athens.
A statement from Oman Air said: “We are rebooking guests on alternative/next available flights to their destinations. We advise all our guests who are due to travel during the same period to check the flight status or contact our call centre +96824531111.”
The 737 MAX has been grounded throughout most of the world since March following a pair of deadly crashes that killed 346 people.
In December Boeing said it would halt production of the grounded 737 Max.