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: An air bubble has set in between India and Oman. The agreement will apply from 1 October 2020 to 30 November 2020. Designated airlines from both countries are now allowed to offer routes between India and Oman under the following conditions: 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 these flights: MUSCAT: From 9 November, only the national airlines Oman Air, Salam Air, Air India and Air India Express will be able to operate flights between Oman and India under the Air Bubble agreement. Oman Air and Salam Air are allowed to operate flights between Oman and India under the air bubble deal, the travel agency added. The air bubble agreement between India and Oman will expire on November 30. India and Oman have reduced their capacity in their travel bubble after passengers tested positive for COVID-19. Under the new agreement, airlines will only be able to fly 5,000 passengers a week in each country, up from 10,000 previously. India has also banned private airlines on flights to Oman and has only allowed the state of Air India on the route. 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.
i. stranded Canadian nationals and foreign nationals holding a valid Canadian visa and authorized to enter Canada; India concluded an air travel agreement with Bangladesh on 28 October 2020. This agreement is valid until 31 January 2021. Indian and Bangladeshi airlines are now allowed to operate flights between India and Bangladesh and carry the following categories of people on such flights: however, as TAS reported earlier this month, the agreement`s seating capacity has been reduced from 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 recent months, India has had to deal with too many positive passengers on the way out. Indian airlines have seen several bans from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, as well as test bans from Dubai. The problem with Oman seems to be caused by the same problem of too many positive passengers. 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.” MUSCAT: The air bubble deal between Oman and India has been extended until December 27, a senior official at The Arabian Stories (TAS) reported. One solution could be to offer COVID-19 rapid tests before boarding to ensure that all passengers are negative.
Airlines around the world are currently following this model and hope it could reopen tourist traffic. India will also benefit greatly from pre-flight testing to avoid bans and ensure passenger safety. Pant`s letter in question states that “the email from the Civil Aviation Authority of Oman of 29.10.2020 indicated that from 9.11.2020, the capacity of the air blowing agreement will be limited to 5,000 seats per week for each airline. In this context, it is indicated that from 9.11.2020, 5,000 seats per week will be allocated to the Air India Group for operation between Oman and India. . . .