Oman Air has announced to resume international flights from October 1.
The company issued a statement on Tuesday that its fleet will be touching the skies on international routes from October after months of closure amid a coronavirus outbreak.
The Management of Oman Air said it will resume routes to 17 cities in 12 countries, including twice-weekly services from Muscat to London, Frankfurt, and Istanbul.
In addition to this, as per the schedule, flights to London will operate on Sundays and Wednesdays, with those to Frankfurt on Mondays and Saturdays. Istanbul-bound services will operate on Wednesday and Sundays, with the return departing on Mondays and Thursdays.
The new schedules are currently valid from October 1-24.
It is pertinent to mention here that Oman Air flights are subject to a number of enhanced health and precautionary measures, including full-body personal protective equipment (PPE) for cabin crew including mask, face shield, and gloves over their uniforms, and temperature checks at the airport’s within the country.
The company also mentioned that face masks are required on its aircraft and within airport buildings, in-flight meals have been modified, and “Distancing is maintained while guests board and exit the aircraft, which are carefully cleaned after each flight and at the end of every day”.
Vietnam Airlines Resumes International Flights
Earlier Vietnam Airlines flew its first commercial international flight since March after restrictions uplifted amid the coronavirus outbreak on September 20.
The airline flew a Boeing 787-10 from Hanoi to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport with nearly sixty passengers.
Reportedly the flight lasted approximately five hours and 15 minutes. Onboard the aircraft were 60 passengers, most of whom were international students, people who live in Japan, and those who hold work in Japan.
It also served to repatriate some Japanese citizens. Not to mention, in the hold, Vietnam Airlines carried some essential cargo.
Passengers on board the flight could only enter Japan if they had a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure, report travel history within 14 days, and download a contact tracing app to help the Japanese government slow the spread.