MUSCAT: The Oman-Indian air bubble agreement has been extended until 27 December, a senior official The Arabian Stories (TAS) has announced. Muscat: According to local media, the agreement on air bubbles between Oman and India, which began from October 1 to November 30, has been revised. The initial agreement was to fly 10,000 passengers per week in each direction (a total of 20,000 passengers); This has now been reduced to 5,000 per week, a distance (or 10,000 passengers in total). In a statement to passengers and travel agencies, low-cost airline IndiGo said: “Please be informed that the revision of the Air Bubble agreement between India and Oman, from 9 November, will require IndiGo to limit its operations between the two countries from the date indicated.dem 9 November 2020.” “The Civil Aviation Authority of Oman empty e-mail of 29.10.2020 has indicated that from 9.11.2020, the capacity of the air bubble agreement will be limited to 5,000 seats per week for each airline. In this context, it is said that from 9.11.2020, 5,000 seats per week will be allocated to the Air India Group to operate between Oman and India. Private companies based in India are invited to cease operations from 9.11.2020. The agreement, which was due to expire on November 30, was extended due to travel requests. “The agreement (air bubble) has now been extended until December 27,” a senior Indian embassy official said on Monday. “The extension of the air bubble agreement is a great relief, especially for expatriates who want to leave the country without having to pay fines,” said a social worker in Muscat. However, as heap reported earlier this month, seat capacity in the agreement has been reduced from the previous 10,000 per week to 5,000 per week.
Only the national airlines Oman Air, Salam Air and Air India are allowed to operate during the air bubble agreement. Oman Air and Salam Air are allowed to fly between Oman and India as part of the air bubble agreement, the travel agency added. India has built an air bubble with Afghanistan. Indian airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines are now allowed to offer flights between India and Afghanistan and to carry on these flights the following categories of persons: travel agencies based in Oman have confirmed that Indian private airlines, such as Indigo, SpiceJet and GoAir, are not allowed to fly between Oman and India as part of yesterday`s air bubble agreement. The air bubble agreement makes it easy for passengers from both countries to travel to the other country`s territories in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic. Although the report attributed the reduction to some passengers tested positive on arrival in Oman and quoted an official of the Civil Aviation Authority, a travel agency mentioned that the seats of the airlines were not at full capacity. Following the announcement of the air bubble agreement, Indian private and low-cost airlines such as Indigo, SpiceJet and Go Air also announced their flight plans between Oman and India. However, according to recent reports, only national airlines in both countries were allowed to fly, meaning that only Oman Air, Salam Air and Air India Express would fly in accordance with the air bubble agreement. Muscat: The number of seats in the air bubble agreement between Oman and India has been reduced after some passengers tested positive COVID on arrival, according to a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). MUSCAT: From 9 November, only the national airlines Oman Air, Salam Air, Air India and Air India Express will be able to fly between Oman and India under the air bubble agreement.
The air bubble agreement between India and Oman will expire on November 30. The official also confirmed that the capacity of the seats in the air bubble agreement between Oman and India has been reduced to 5,000 per week out of the previous 10,000 per week.