Muscat: Current operational flights between the Sultanate and India, Bangladesh and Pakistan are only for passengers from exempted categories allowed entry into Oman, an official from the the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), said.
An official from the Civil Aviation Authority confirmed to Times of Oman: "The authority has verified what is being circulated in the social media regarding the 13 flights coming to the Sultanate on Saturday evening, April 24, 2021 from 3:30 pm to 6 pm. All of these flights are scheduled flights."
He stressed, "The flights coming to Muscat Airport from the Republic of India are as usual on Saturdays. There is no change in the number of flights, and they were not increased on Saturday, April 24, 2021."
With regard to the fact that the Sultanate continues to operate flights to several destinations in the three countries (India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan), the official at the Civil Aviation Authority said: “These flights are for the exempted categories of passengers including Omani citizens, diplomats, health workers and their families, as stipulated in the decision of the Supreme Committee to deal with COVID-19 , which was issued on Wednesday April 21, 2021."