Oman Air will not be flying to Najaf in Iraq in mid-September, as earlier announced. The carrier no longer lists the city as a destination for flights booked on its website, but does have a statement on its Facebook page.
The statement reads: ".. to ensure safe flight operations, our planned service between Muscat and Najaf, Iraq will no longer be launched on 15th September."
All flights from the 15th of September to October 1 have been cancelled, the airline said, and another announcement would be made regarding a decision on flights after that.
Refunds are being offered at the point of purchase. On the website, those interested in Najaf are redirected to call +968 2453 1111 or email webbooking at omanair.com.
Royal Jordanian, which announced flights to Najaf in 2015, does not list Najaf as a destination at the time of writing, though it allow online bookings to Mosul, Iraq.
Browse the full list of Oman Air global contacts for Najaf
Read the Suroor Asia blog post about Royal Jordanian's Najaf flights and the WorkSmart Asia blog post about Oman Air's Najaf flights