Bubble Agreement India Oman
According to senior officials, the decision to restrict the operation of other private airlines comes after the revision of the air bubble agreement between the two countries. „The extension of the air bubble agreement is a great relief, especially for expats who want to leave the country without having to pay fines,” a social worker told Muscat. The agreement, which was due to expire on 30 November, was extended due to travel demand. „The agreement (air bubble) has now been extended until December 27,” a senior Official at the Indian embassy said on Monday. MUSCAT: The air bubble deal between Oman and India has been extended until December 27, a senior official at The Arabian Stories (TAS) reported. India has built an air bubble with Afghanistan. Indian airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines are now allowed to operate flights between India and Afghanistan and carry the following categories of people on such flights: a DGCA official said, on condition of anonymity, that India can indeed fly to the sultanate from each of its cities, but omani airlines were only allowed to fly to 11 destinations in India. „Oman Air and Salam Air will continue to operate flights between Oman and India under the air blowing agreement,” the DGCA official said. The air bubble agreement allows passengers from both countries to travel smoothly to each other`s territories in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic. A senior ministry official confirmed the developments. „Oman`s Civil Aviation Authority adopted on 29 an email sent to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on 1 October and informs that the capacity of the air bubble agreement will be limited to 5,000 seats per week for airlines in each country from 9 November.
As a result, the MoCA allocated 5,000 seats per week to the Air India Group (including Air India Express) from that date,” the official said. Oman Air and Salam Air are allowed to operate flights between Oman and India under the air bubble deal, the travel agency added. However, as TAS reported earlier this month, the capacity of the agreement`s seats has been reduced from the previous 10,000 per week to 5,000 per week. Only domestic airlines Oman Air, Salam Air and Air India are allowed to operate during the air bubble agreement. In a statement to passengers and travel agencies, low-cost airline IndiGo said: „Please inform that from 9 November, the revision of the Air Bubble agreement between India and Oman will oblige IndiGo to limit its operations between the two countries from that date, i.e. 9 November 2020.” Oman has halved the total number of seats in and to India, meaning that under the air bubble deal, its seats have been reduced from 10,000 to 5,000. The move was necessary after some passengers tested positive for Covid-19 during landing in Oman and was implemented from 9 November. .