MUSCAT: Oman Air will cancel a number of flights, due to the grounding of 737-Max fleet, the airline said in a notice uploaded on its website.
“Oman Air will cancel a number of flights between 12th and 19th March 2019, due to the grounding of our 737-Max fleet. Please note that all guests will be automatically re-accommodated on to alternative/next available flights,” the notice said.
The notice adds that in the event that guests are not satisfied with the rebooked option, one additional free date change may be offered subject to rebooking must be in the same class as originally booked only, rebooked flight date must be within 30 days of originally booked flight, refunds only as per ticketed fare rules and re-routes only as per ticketed fares rules.
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“Oman Air’s primary and over-rising consideration is the safety and well-being of its staff and guests,” the airline notice added.
Yesterday, following Oman civil aviation’s decision to suspend Boeing 737 Max 8 flying into and out of Oman airports, Oman Air has issued a notice that it will suspend the aircraft operation as soon as possible.
Oman had suspended operations of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft into and out of all Omani airports, a tweet from the country’s civil aviation authority said.
“#PACA is temporarily suspending operations of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft into and out of all Omani airports until further notice,” the tweet read. .
The decision comes after an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing Max 8 crashed on Sunday, killing 157 people on board.
Oman Air has 5 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.