Oman Air is to resume scheduled international passenger flights next month after a six-month break because of the global pandemic.

The Muscat-based airline suspended all scheduled international flights on 29 March in response to the coronavirus outbreak, although it has continued to operate some domestic, repatriation and cargo flights during the crisis.

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Oman Air had continued to operate repatriation flights since suspending scheduled international services at the end of March

But after the Oman Civil Aviation Authority cleared the path for resumption of air services from the Gulf state, Oman Air has outlined plans to resume scheduled flights from the start of October.

The airline initially plans to operate routes to three Indian cities – Delhi, Kochi and Mumbai – the Pakistan cities of Islamabad and Lahore, Manila and Kuala Lumpur in southeast Asia, the European cities of London, Frankfurt and Istanbul, the Tanzanian destinations of Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, as well Cairo, Doha and Dubai.

The carrier notes the resumption of flights to India is subject to Indian authorities lifting restrictions for scheduled international passenger services.

Oman Air says it plans to add more destinations ”in the near future”.

Cirium schedules data shows Oman Air was operating more than 50 routes in October last year.

The carrier will also fly domestic scheduled services between Muscat and Khasab.