By James Mathew
GoAir move is in anticipation of expected traffic disruptions in its operations to Muscat following the passing of Sultan Qaboos
Indian budget carrier GoAir will waive cancellation and rescheduling fees for its flights to and from Oman until January 14, following the passing of Sultan Qaboos, the airline has announced.
"As the Sultanate of Oman mourns the demise of its honourable leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, there might be some traffic disruption in Muscat, the capital city, for the next three days," GoAir said in a statement.
GoAir operates daily direct flights to Muscat from Delhi, Mumbai and Kannur, the newly opened airport in northern Kerala.
"GoAir is offering full waiver on cancellation and rescheduling charges for flights to and from Oman," the airline said.
GoAir also operates direct flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait in the Middle East from multiple Indian cities, including Delhi, Mumbai and Kanuur.
Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said passed away on January 10 at the age of 79.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed his condolences, describing him as a "beacon of peace for the region".
India has also declared one-day state mourning as a mark of respect to Sultan Qaboos.
India’s federal ministry of home affairs (MHA) has said that India will observe state mourning on January 13 as a mark of respect. The spokesperson for MHA said that the Indian flag will be flown at half-mast throughout the day and there would be no official entertainment on Monday.transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.