Sunday 29 March 2020

Oman Air to suspend passenger services at Muscat

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, will be suspending all passenger services to and from Muscat starting noon of March 29 until further notice. However, Oman Air domestic flights to and from Musandam Governorate will continue to operate as normal. Additionally, Oman


Iata thanks govts for support but 'more need to step up'

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) welcomed the support of those governments around the world that have provided financial relief to airlines and urged other governments to follow suit before more damage is done.   “Airlines are fighting fo


COVID-19: Global passenger revenues could plummet $252bn

Owing to the severity of travel restrictions and the expected global recession, the International Air Transport Association (Iata) has updated its analysis of the revenue impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, now estimating that industry passenger revenues could plummet $252 billion or 44 per cent


Heathow calls on aviation industry to use available cargo capacity

London Heathrow will be stepping up its cargo capabilities as it calls on more airlines and freight companies to maximise the use of the hub airport’s quieter schedule so that the aviation industry can play its part in the economic and social fight against COVID-19, a report said.


ADNH temporarily shuts few hotels

Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) has decided to temporarily close some of its hotels in light of the ongoing situation related to COVID-19 and its impact on the global hospitality industry.   ADNH said that the temporary closure of some of its hotels will be par


India halts domestic flights till March 31

The Indian government has announced a one-week ban on all domestic air travel across all airports in the country, in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19, said a report.   The ban will be enforced from 11.59pm tonight (March 24) and will continue till 11.


Oman airports welcome 1.6m passengers in Jan

The total number of passengers travelling through airports in Oman (Muscat, Salalah, Sohar and Duqm) until the end of January reached 1.59 million, new data revealed.   Meanwhile, the number of flights landing and departing from Muscat, Salalah and Sohar Interna


Flydubai to suspend operations from March 26

Following the announcement from the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), flydubai will be suspending its operations from March 26 at 23:59 (UAE Time) until April 9  at 23:59 (UAE Time) as part of the precaut


UAE’s NCTH waives fees for hotels under its management

The UAE’s National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels (NCTH) said that owners of the hotels under its management will be exempted from all management fees and other expenses for three months, according to a media report.   The move comes as part of NCTH&


All British travellers advised to return to the UK 'now'

All British tourists and short-stay travellers currently abroad should return to the UK, where and while commercial flight options are still available, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced late Monday.   Last week, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FC

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