Oman Air and Salamair will operate flights to India, starting from October 8, 2020. These services will be carried out as per the air bubble agreement finalised between the governments of the two countries.
Oman Air has announced two flights per week connecting Muscat with Delhi, Mumbai and Kochi.
Flights to and from Delhi will depart and arrive in each city on Mondays and Wednesdays. Flights to and from Mumbai are scheduled for Sundays and Thursdays. Flights on Muscat-Kochi sector will depart and arrive in each city on Sundays and Thursdays.
The aforementioned schedule is valid until October 24, 2020.
Oman-based low cost airline, Salamair will fly to six Indian cities namely Kozhikode, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, and Thiruvananthapuram from Muscat. These flights will be operated until the end of November.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, chief executive officer of Salamair said:
“India is one of the most important markets for all airlines operating in the middle east due to the size of its population, number of tourists from the country, and expat residents.
“Salamair has operated nearly 700 chartered flights to overseas destinations over the last three months, with many of them flying to India. This has enabled us to gain a lot of knowledge about the market and passengers’ expectations. This exposure will make our entry to the Indian market a smoother experience.
“We are working closely with concerned authorities to secure the necessary clearance to start permanent operations.”
Click here to view the categories of passengers eligible to fly between India and Oman under the air bubble arrangement.