His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Nasser Al Zaabi, the Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority has stated that regular international flights to major destinations will resume after assessing the health situation and economic feasibility.
Speaking at the 16th Press Conference by the Supreme Committee, the chairman said that scheduled international flights will resume at Muscat Airport while continuing to operate domestic flights to other airports.
In a statement issued online, Oman News Agency quotes Dr. Al Zaabi who said, "the authority has worked to reduce the economic and operational impacts of the pandemic on the aviation sector in the Sultanate by taking regulatory measures within the scope of national legislation and international obligations to sustain aviation activities necessary to serve the needs of the various sectors in the Sultanate. For the return of citizens, the evacuation of nationals, and humanitarian relief, ambulance and relief flights."
The Supreme Committee had approved the first date of next October to open air traffic for scheduled international flights.