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12 Dec 2019 | 01:02 AM UTC

Oman: Oman Air cancels over 400 flights through December 31 /update 4

Oman Air cancels approximately 424 flights through December 31, due to the suspension of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes; confirm flight status

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Event

Oman Air announced that it has canceled more than 400 flights from Wednesday, December 4, through Tuesday, December 31, following a directive from the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) to suspend Boeing 737 MAX fleet operations. The airline has canceled domestic and international flights, and advised passengers to confirm their flight status or contact the airline for further information. More details regarding canceled flights and possible rebooking opportunities can be found on Oman Air's website.

Further cancelations and announcements on reduced services are possible in the coming months.

Context

Boeing and various international aviation authorities recommended the temporary suspension of all Model 737 MAX aircraft worldwide on Wednesday, March 13, after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on Sunday, March 10, which killed all 157 people onboard a Boeing Model 737 MAX 8. All Boeing Model 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded worldwide.

Advice

Individuals flying Oman Air are advised to confirm their flight status, maintain a flexible itinerary, and anticipate further flight disruptions.