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Oman Air to resume flights to London

Oman Air has announced that it will be resuming flights to London next month, following the decision by the Sultanate of Oman to reopen to fully vaccinated international travellers from 1st September 2021.

Starting 3rd September 2021, Oman Air will once again operate 3-weekly flights between Muscat International Airport and London Heathrow Airport. The timings for these flights are:

  • Muscat-London
  • Departure time: 14:25
  • Arrival time: 19:10
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 45 minutes
  • Flight number: WY101
  • Frequency: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Muscat-London
  • Departure time: 20:50
  • Arrival time: 07:15 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 7 hours and 25 minutes
  • Flight number: WY102
  • Frequency: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

These flights will be operated by Oman Air’s Boeing B787-9 aircraft. The airline has two versions of its B787-9, one with a First class cabin and another one without. For the London route, the airline will be deploying the version with First Class which features 8 First Class seats, 24 Business Class seats and 232 Economy Class seats.

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Oman said that fully vaccinated travellers of all nationalities will be able to travel to the country from the start of next month.

The Sultanate states that travellers are required to present a COVID-19 vaccine certificate containing its corresponding QR code along with a negative RT-PCR test result taken up to 96 hours prior to scheduled time of arrival if travelling on international flights of more than eight hours (including transit services), and up to 72 before arrival for shorter flights.

Passengers are also required to pre-register on the Tarassud+ app and upload their vaccine certificate and RT-PCR test result before boarding their flight to Oman. Travellers under the age of 18 are exempt from vaccination and testing requirements.

Several Middle Eastern carriers have ramped up services to the United Kingdom as the UK added countries like UAE, Qatar and Bahrain to its Amber list of traffic light system. Emirates will operate 73-weekly flights to the United Kingdom including flights to Newcastle and Glasgow while Etihad has restarted flights to London and Manchester.

Gulf Air has also announced the resumption of double-daily flights between Bahrain and London.

Meanwhile, Oman Air recently announced the resumption of flights to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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