Muscat: The 16th Press conference of the Supreme Committee on Covid-19 Thursday ,24 September 2020
H.E. Dr, Mohammed bin Nasser Al-Zaabi
H.E. President of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) during Covid-19 Press Conference: Oman Airports, under CAA supervision, will carry out an experiment tomorrow Friday to evaluate the readiness of PCR laboratory examination procedures at Muscat International Airport.”
The total number of incoming and outgoing flights in the Sultanate reached (3882), carrying onboard about (680,000) passengers and more than (20,611) tons of different cargo.
The Muscat Air Traffic Control Center operated (58,751) flights across the Omani airspace, which has remained continuously open for international flights.
Oman Airport, under CAA supervision, will carry out an experiment tomorrow Friday to evaluate the readiness of PCR laboratory examination procedures at Muscat International Airport.
As a commitment from the CAA to protect the rights of travellers whose reservations were affected due to the pandemic, it has issued circulars to all airlines operating in the sultanate to regulate the mechanisms of compensation for the value of tickets or refunding them in accordance with the economic regulation rules approved in this regard.
The CAA carried out activates to evaluate the level of implementing aviation health and safety protocols at Muscat International Airport, Khasab Airport, Duqm Airport and oilfield airports, in addition to onboard of Oman Air and Salam Air flights, as well as AL Sharqiya Aviation.
The traveler guide will be available on the authority’s website caa.gov.om. as it includes all instructions that must be followed by passengers departing and coming to the Sultanate and at the airport. This guide will be updated according to the developments in this regard
Regular international flights will be resumed in the Sultanate on October 1st, This operation will be for limited number of regular flights between Muscat International Airpot and a number of airports in the GCC, Asia, Europe and Africa.
The scheduled international flights will be resumed at Muscat International Airport while continuing to operate domestic flights to other airports in the Sultanate during this stage. This will be followed by the stage of assessing the health situation and economic feasibility to resume the rest of regular international flights to other destinations
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