More than 90 flights have been cancelled by Oman Air following the announcement by the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) to suspend all Boeing 737 Max airplanes operating in the country.
Oman Air has announced the cancellation of a total of 92 flights between March 14 to 19. On Friday, March 15th, 18 flights were cancelled, in addition to 14 flights on Thursday and 24 flights on Saturday. 36 flights scheduled for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday have also been cancelled.
The flights which were cancelled over the weekend were destined for Calicut, Salalah, Saudi Arabia, Zanzibar and Karachi.
The national carrier cancelled 14 flights scheduled for today Sunday, March 16, to countries which include Hyderabad, Dubai, Bahrain, and Doha, while 12 flights to areas such as Calicut, Riyadh and Dubai that were set for Monday have been cancelled.
Oman Air has also cancelled 10 flights on Tuesday, March 19 to Dubai, Hyderabad, Riyadh and Salalah.
On Thursday, March 14, aircraft maker Boeing announced that every 737 Max jet operating across the globe would be grounded
Thousands of passengers who were scheduled to fly on Oman Air, either to their final destinations, or to take connecting flights, were concerned about whether their travel plans would be disrupted.
In the wake of flight disruptions due to the groundings, Oman Air’s customer service did individually respond to passengers who had concerns about their flights, offering advice and information about timings and travel procedures.
Other than Oman, other nations’ aviation authorities, including Australia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emarites, the UK, Indonesia, China, India, Malaysia and Singapore, also grounded the jets.
Source: Times Of Oman