Private Indian airlines operating under the Air Travel Bubble Arrangement between Oman and India will no more be operating their flights according to a revised pact between the two countries.
GoAir, SpiceJet and IndiGo had started regular flights between Muscat and several Indian cities but the airlines have been asked by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, India, to discontinue their services as per a revised agreement with the civil aviation authorities of both the countries.
The national carriers of both the countries, including SalamAir, will continue to operate on select routes under the agreement which will last till November 30.
“This is due to the COVID-19 situation in both the countries,” an official at the Indian Embassy in Muscat, said.
Under the previous arrangement, up to 10,000 passengers were allowed to be flown weekly by the airlines of each side. This has now been cut down to 5,000.