State-owned Oman Air will resume flights to 17 cities across the world in 12 different countries from October 1st, 2020, media report said.
The carrier suspended all scheduled international flights on 29 March 29 to help curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. However, Oman Air continued to operate some domestic, repatriation as well as cargo flights amid the pandemic.
The carrier will offer flights connecting Muscat to cities such as London, Frankfurt in Europe, Istanbul, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai, Lahore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur in Asia, and Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Cairo in Africa.
Flights to and from London will depart on Sundays and Wednesday. Similarly, flights to and from Frankfurt will depart on Mondays and Saturdays. Flights to Istanbul will depart from Muscat on Wednesdays and Sundays, with return flights on Mondays and Thursdays.
Earlier this year, Oman Air terminated contracts of 125 pilots in order to cut cost and help the carrier deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Oman Air had laid off all captains and first officers on its B787 and A330 fleet, according to media reports.
It has also sent some of its employees on leave without pay.
Oman Air has partnered with BankDhofar to launch a new payment gateway that will enable the carrier’s customers to buy air tickets through their debit cards.
Suleiman Al Ghannami, chief financial officer at Oman Air told the media, “Oman Air is delighted to partner with BankDhofar and its ecommerce Payment Gateway platform to offer customers a convenient way to purchase their flight tickets online and on our mobile app. This partnership proves our commitment towards improving our customer experience with the introduction of convenient payment options. Oman Air works hard and do its best to satisfy its valued guests.”