By: Flyhigh Manila Staff
Oman Air has ended the employment of hundreds of cabin crew with immediate effect amid the CoviD-19 pandemic. Aviation analyst and Gulf Times columnist Alex Macheras Twitted that many of the Oman Air cabin crew were abroad or on their layovers when they were informed by airline management that their employment would be ended 'due to exceptional circumstance'.
Though their contracts were cancelled 'with immediate effect', the cabin crew will be paid 26 days in lieu, according to a report from Airways Magazine.
It is unknown whether the affected cabin crew are foreign nationals including plenty of Filipinos since the airline employs foreign national, or Omani nationals, or even a mix of both.
Oman Air has also announced that it will be temporarily suspending all its flights until further notice effective on March 29, 2020. “This is a temporary suspension of our passenger services. We regret the difficulty and inconvenience this may cause, but it’s vital for us as the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman to assist in the country’s effort to combat the spread of COVID-19," said Oman Air CEO Abdulaziz Al Raisi.