PACA approves Kish Airlines to operate Bandar Abbas-Muscat weekly flight
Oman has approved Kish Airlines from Iran to connect Muscat with Bandar Abbas with a weekly flight.
The Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) gave its nod on Thursday. It stated, “The authority today [Thursday] approved Kish Airlines to operate one flight a week between Bandar Abbas and Muscat International Airport as of August 7.”
Muscat Daily had broken the story on July 31 about Kish Airlines expecting to start Muscat-Bandar Abbas service anytime in August.
The airline will also restart its flights to Muscat from its base in Kish Island soon.
An official of the Kish Airlines at its UAE office had told Muscat Daily then that the airline was negotiating the timing slot for the Bandar Abbas flight with the Omani authorities. “Also, we will be restarting the now suspended service between Muscat and Kish Island from August as well.”
He added that the weekly flight was suspended earlier in July but will soon restart.
The official further said that the airline currently flies one weekly flight each from Shiraz and Chabahar to Muscat Inter- national Airport. The flights run on every Friday. Kish Island was first connected with Muscat by direct Kish Airlines flight in late 2015. The official said that Shiraz and Chabahar flights have now been operating for over a year.