Sunday, July 26, 2020

30 flights to help expats fly home from Oman this week

Muscat: Nearly 30 flights from Oman have been organised over the coming week for expatriates in the country who wish to return home, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The flights have been organised as part of repatriation efforts for expats who intend to return to their home countries, as well as special flights that have been set up by carriers in the Sultanate.

Oman Air, the country’s national airline, has organised 13 flights between 27 and 31 July. On each of these dates, one flight to Chittagong in Bangladesh has been sheduled, while a flight to Kuala Lumpur has also been organised for the 27th. The same day a SalamAir flight to Alexandria via Salalah will also leave Muscat.

Two Vande Bharat repatriation flights from the government of India will head to Lucknow and Trivandrum on the same day. The following day a similar flight will take off for Vijayawada.
On the 30th, Oman Air will operate flights to Addis Ababa, Air India will fly to Chennai. Two SalamAir flights will head to Alexandria: one via Salalah, the second directly from Muscat. Another flight has been organised to Islamabad.

The next day, three more Vande Bharat flights will take off for three destinations in India: the first will halt at Mangalore before flying on to Bangalore, the second will travel to Calicut and the third will go to Trivandrum. On the same day, the second of Oman Air’s Chittagong flights scheduled for this week will depart.
25/07/20 Times of Oman
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