British Airways Suspends London Heathrow – Muscat

British Airways has suspended its route from London Heathrow to Muscat for the summer season. It now operates on a winter seasonal basis only.

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Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (Image Credit: British Airways)
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways has suspended its route from London Heathrow to Muscat for the summer season.  The route now operates on a winter seasonal basis only.

Currently, the route operates five times weekly.  The last outbound flight from London Heathrow for the summer 2019 season, BA79, is scheduled to operate on Saturday 30 March 2019.  The last inbound flight from Muscat for the summer 2019 season, BA80, is scheduled to operate on Sunday 31 March 2019.

The route is due to return from Wednesday 30 October 2019.  It will then be suspended again from Sunday 19 April 2020 until Wednesday 28 October 2020.

No reason has been given for the suspension.  However, as the route is operated with a Boeing 787 a need to generate some slack in Boeing 787 schedules is likely to be a factor.  The route was also subject to blanket cancellations during industrial action in 2018, which suggests it is one of BA’s more lightly loaded routes.

Oman Air will continue to fly from London Heathrow to Muscat twice daily year-round.

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