Muscat: Carriers Oman Air and Salam Air have announced flights to nine Indian cities for those who wish to fly back home from the Sultanate.
The air bubble agreement, which begins on October 8 will see Oman Air operate two flights a week to connect Muscat with Delhi, Mumbai and Kochi.
Flights to and from Delhi will depart and arrive in each city on Mondays and Wednesdays, Times of Oman reported, while flights to and from Mumbai will connect on Sundays and Thursdays.
Flights connecting Muscat and Kochi will depart and arrive in each city on Sundays and Thursdays.
“Oman Air will maintain its comprehensive safety programme throughout all elements of the travel journey to ensure that guests fly confidently,” a statement from the airline said.
“Masks are required when guests are onboard the aircraft and in Oman’s airports.
"Distancing is maintained while guests board and exit the aircraft, which are carefully cleaned after each flight and at the end of every day."
SalamAir will operate twice a week to six cities - Kozhikode, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Thiruvananthapuram, until the end of November.
“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, and expat residents," chief executive officer Captain Mohamed Ahmed said.
"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."
The special air bubble agreement between the two countries is valid until November 30.