Passengers can now fly more often to Bangladesh from Oman

Oman has made such temporary air bubble agreement with two more countries – India and Qatar

- A Monitor Desk Report Date: 12 January, 2021 | 364 Views

Dhaka: Passengers flying out of Oman can now make use of additional flights to Bangladesh. The development comes after the country's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) reached agreements to increase the number of flights between Oman and three countries – Bangladesh, India, and Qatar.

From January 1, 2021, onwards, carriers of both Oman and Bangladesh have been able to operate 12 flights a week.

This is as part of a temporary air bubble agreement reached by the authorities of both the countries, which in Oman will affect Oman Air and SalamAir, said an official from the CAA.

Similar cooperation has been reached with air traffic authorities in India, said the CAA official. "Airlines from Oman and India operating between both countries will now have a total of 6,000 seats per week in each direction," said the official. He added, "From the Indian side, their operators have the right to reserve these seats for both Air India and Air India Express."

"We will continue to coordinate our efforts with aviation authorities from multiple countries around the world, based on the needs of the travel market," he added.

"This is particularly to help the case of expatriate workers whose residency papers allowing them to stay in the Sultanate have expired, and in line with the health and safety conditions adopted in destination countries.”

"All airlines and passengers coming to Oman must follow the precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19," he reiterated.

Passengers flying to and from Doha can now benefit from daily flights to Muscat and weekly ones to Salalah.

"It has been agreed to raise the number of flights between our countries to eight flights a week," the CAA official explained.

"This affects carriers operated by both countries. Accordingly, both SalamAir and Oman Air have each increased their frequency of flights to and from Doha to four per week."

Adding to this, Bennet Stephens, Vice President (Sales) for Gulf, Middle East, Levant and Caucasus region, Qatar Airways, said, "We are pleased to continue rebuilding our network and offering our passengers the opportunity to travel safely from Muscat and Salalah."

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