The Indian government, in cooperation with Omani authorities and Embassy of India in Muscat, has decided to operate 14 more special flights to India from Oman in Phase 2++ of the Mission Vande Bharat (MVB). Till now, 28 flights have taken around 4,800 stranded Indians back home under the MVB programme.
In addition to MVB, chartered flights in association with non-governmental organisations have also been scheduled. Three of them took 623 workers to Kochi, Gaya and Lucknow in the last few days, while two left Oman on Saturday (June 6) to Kozhikode, Kerala.
As in the case of flights operated earlier under Mission Vande Bharat, passenger lists for all the flights will be finalised by the Indian Embassy on the basis of information received by it. Priority will be given to medical emergency cases, pregnant women, workers in distress, senior citizens as well as to other Indian nationals who are stranded in difficult situations.
The embassy will be contacting the short-listed people for each flight directly through email/telephone. The embassy will then share the list of short-listed people with Air India and all such people will be contacted by Air Indiafor booking of tickets.
The cost of tickets will have to be borne by the passengers themselves and air tickets will be issued by the airline only to short listed persons. All passengers are required to confirm acceptance of all conditions of travel, including quarantine requirements in India as well as health requirements in order to board the flight.
Mission Vande Bharat flight shedule
9 June Muscat – Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)
10 June Muscat – Kozhikode (Kerala)
10 June Salalah – Kochi (Kerala)
11 June Muscat – Delhi
12 June Muscat – Trivandrum (Kerala)
13 June Muscat – Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
14 June Muscat – Kannur (Kerala)
15 June Muscat – Lucknow (UP)
16 June Muscat – Mumbai (Maharashtra)
17 June Muscat – Bengaluru / Mangalore (Karnataka)
18 June Muscat – Trivandrum (Kerala)
19 June Muscat – Kochi (Kerala)
21 June Muscat – Kochi (Kerala)
23 June 2020 Muscat – Kozhikode (Kerala)