“The extension of the air bubble agreement is a great relief, especially for expatriates who want to leave the country without having to pay fines,” said a social worker in Muscat. The official also confirmed that the capacity of the seats in the air bubble agreement between Oman and India has been reduced to 5,000 per week out of the previous 10,000 per week. i. stranded Canadian nationals/residents and foreigners with valid Canadian visas who are allowed to enter Canada; Regarding the distribution of airlines and destinations, the official said: “As with the Omani side, the CAA has asked India to distribute the 5,000 passengers among its airlines, so that the total number of passengers per week is 10,000 in both directions. But the Indian authorities banned private airlines and only granted permission to the two state-owned airlines Air India and Air India Express. Although we do not object to airlines that have the right to fly between the sultanate and India, the decision regarding Indian airlines belongs to the Indian authorities. While the Indian side can fly to the sultanate of any city in India, the Omani side has the right to fly to only 11 destinations in India. MUSCAT: The Oman-Indian air bubble agreement has been extended until 27 December, a senior official The Arabian Stories (TAS) has announced. India has built an air bubble with Afghanistan. Indian airlines and Ariana Afghan Airlines are now allowed to offer flights between India and Afghanistan and to carry on these flights the following categories of persons: travel agencies based in Oman have confirmed that Indian private airlines, such as Indigo, SpiceJet and GoAir, are not allowed to fly between Oman and India as part of yesterday`s air bubble agreement. The agreement, which was due to expire on November 30, was extended due to travel requests. “The agreement (air bubble) has now been extended until December 27,” a senior Indian embassy official said on Monday. India established an air travel agreement with Bangladesh on 28 October 2020.