With international flights incoming and outgoing from India having been suspended for over two years, the lifting of the embargo on March 27th comes as a great relief for airlines all over the globe to resume flights to India. Oman Air is one of these carriers, with intentions to fly to eight Indian cities, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, and Kozhikode.
Nonstop direct flights from Muscat to Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Kochi, Kozhikode, and Mumbai are now open for booking. With the exception of flights to Kozhikode, which will be run on the Boeing 737-900, and flights to Mumbai, which will be operated on the airline's flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, all of these flights will be flown on the airline's Boeing 737-800.
In fact, Oman Air is expected to make a significant contribution to the summer schedules of numerous Indian airports, including Cochin International Airport, which is expected to have 1,190 weekly flights in its forthcoming summer timetable, which runs from March to October 29th. At least 20 airlines will fly to international destinations from the airport, with 16 foreign carriers providing 261 weekly flights, 14 of which will be provided by Oman Air.
Unfortunately, no direct flights to Bengaluru or Hyderabad have been announced as of yet. Passengers who want to go to these two destinations must fly to Mumbai on Oman Air and then connect to Bengaluru on our interline partner, Vistara. Passengers flying from Hyderabad to Delhi will also have to stop in Delhi before boarding a Vistara flight.