Muscat: The Sultanate's national carrier Oman Air has cancelled 30 flights that were scheduled to take off on April 9 and April 10, 2019, following Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) directives on suspending operations of Boeing 737 MAX.
On March 12, PACA suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operating in and out of the country’s airports until further notice.
The decision was made in the wake of two fatal crashes in the space of a five months involving Boeing 737 MAX jets. One involved the Indonesian low-cost airline, Lion Air, which crashed and killed 189 people, while the other crash happened on March 10 when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed, with 157 people on board perishing in the accident.
Some of the routes which are cancelled on both April 9 and 10 include Hyderabad, Dubai, Salalah, Kuwait, Bahrain, Dammam, Bombay, Riyadh and Nairobi.