Oman Air to reduce workforce

Amid lowered demand and operations, non-essential staff will be let go

Oman Air is the national carrier of the Sultanate
Oman Air is the national carrier of the Sultanate

Oman Air has revealed plans to let go staff across its sectors as demand for air travel slumps across the globe.

According to sister publication Arabian Business, the national carrier has reduced flights, parked planes and suspended various routes due to the current travel bans in place. With drastically lowered operations, the airline has opted to let staff go.

Oman Air CEO Abdulaziz Al Raisi said: “Those holding positions that are no longer required will be let go, but will be welcomed back as the airline resumes operations.”

The Omani carrier joins the likes of Emirates Airline which also asked its workforce to temporarily leave.

According to the International Air Transport Association, Middle Eastern airlines have taken a US$7.2 billion hit to revenues already this year, with an estimated 16,000 flights cancelled. 

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