Oman's national airline Oman Air has announced that it will operate two weekly flights to Egypt in October, one day after EgyptAir announced it was resuming flights to the Omani capital Muscat.
Oman Air's flights will be operated from 1 till 24 October, the country's ONA news agency reported on Monday, citing the Omani airline, which did not say whether flights will continue after this period.
During this period, flights from Muscat to Cairo will be operated on Saturdays and Wednesdays, and flights from Cairo to Muscat will be on Saturdays and Thursdays.
Oman Air said that Cairo is one of three African destinations to which Oman will operate commercial flights in October, the others being the Tanzanian cities of Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam.
Oman Air affirmed that it will implement a comprehensive safety program to ensure safe flights amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Travellers at the airport and on board the plane will have to wear masks, the airline said, adding that the staff will wear protective suits and ensure that social distancing between passengers is maintained.
On Sunday, EgyptAir said the country will resume direct flights to Oman, Jordan, Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa starting October.
EgyptAir has resumed flights to 47 destinations after a four-month hiatus, including the five newly announced destinations, the company said.
EgyptAir will operate two weekly flights to both Muscat and Amman. Kigali will receive a single flight per week starting 8 October, while Johannesburg will receive three weekly flights starting 9 October.