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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ash clouds in Europe and its impact on Oman Air flights

Corporate Communications & Media
Oman Air
18 April 2010

During its daily assessment meeting, Oman Air senior management reviewed the status regarding the ash cloud covering parts of Europe and its impact on airport closures and flight cancellations. The closure of airspace and the European destinations Oman Air services continues to be in force. As previously announced, the smoke and ash the volcano is sending pose a significant safety threat to aircraft.

An official Oman AirOman AirOman Air's spokesperson said this morning, "European air controls are still maintaining the closure of most European air space. We at Oman Air are in touch with our stranded passengers and are keeping them updated on the status of flights and airports. The situation is being closely monitored on a continuous basis. The team will meet again tomorrow morning to assess developments, if any" the spokesperson added.

All passengers are advised to check the status of their flight before leaving for the airport. Oman Air will endeavour to keep you informed as the situation evolves. Passengers travelling from Muscat to the UK, France or Germany, or from those countries to Muscat, on Friday 16th April or Saturday 17th April should contact Oman Air. For further information call: Oman: +968 2453 1111; UK: 08444 822309; France: +33 (0)1 47 64 21 50; Germany: +49 69 58300710.

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