BE2C2 Report — Oman’s very first Low Cost Carrier “SalamAir” is going international — starting its operations to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan this month.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, François Bouteiller, CEO of SalamAir, said, “We will launch flights to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia by the middle of this month and to the Pakistani cities of Karachi, Sialkot and Multan by the end of this month.”
SalamAir started flying to Dubai on Tuesday. The service will operate twice every day from Muscat International Airport to Dubai World Central before moving to Dubai International Airport on March 26.
The CEO added that SalamAir has attained an 80 per cent load factor on the Muscat-Salalah route.
The budget airline’s growing destination network has been made possible with the addition of the second A320 aircraft Fateh al Khair to its fleet.
Last month SalamAir unveiled its first aircraft “Samharam” at the Muscat International Airport, marking a new era in the aviation industry of the Sultanate.
“For a newly-launched airline, the passenger figures are promising. The response from our guests has been positive which demonstrates our capabilities in offering a redefined travel experience that never compromises on quality, safety and security.”
Oman’s first budget airline also has plans to fly to Jeddah and Madinah.