The national airline of Oman, has announced that that it has cancelled more than 700 flights from 22 July to 31 August due to the ongoing Boeing 737 MAX crisis. Oman Air’s flight scheduled has suffered considerably with routes to Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Kuwait, Mumbai and Kathmandu being just some of those affected.
“As a result of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation directives on suspending operations of Boeing 737 MAX, we have cancelled the following flights in the period between 7 July to 31 August. We are re-booking guests on alternative/next available flights to their destinations”, states the airline’s website.
Oman Air has five 737 MAX aircraft within its fleet and was possibly set to increase this number, but since the two fatal accidents and grounding of the MAX it has not made any further comment, as to if it would order any additional aircraft.
Boeing is in the final stages of developing new software updates for the MAX aircraft, which have to be reviewed and certified by the FAA before a final decision can be made as to when the 737 MAX will return to the air.