SalamAir announced adding direct flights to Khartoum, Kathmandu, Najaf and Dhaka to its expanding network.
With the addition of these new routes, Oman’s first budget airline is expected to carry one million passengers by end of 2018, offering guests more choice and flexibility to plan their business or leisure travels, while meeting their needs and means.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer of SalamAir said:
“Our strategy is to provide affordable travel across our expanding network. The launch of our new destinations is yet another milestone in SalamAir’s young history. It allows us to continue providing our guests with exciting travel possibilities and budget-friendly rates.”
He added: “Supported by our new aircraft order, SalamAir will continue to expand its network of destinations to meet the growing demand for budget travel in the Sultanate and region. We are offering our guests a convenient, flexible and reliable experience to a growing range of exciting destinations.”
The new destinations complement a wide spectrum of traveler needs.
Khartoum is the airline’s first African destination and first direct flight from the Sultanate to Sudan’s capital, while Kathmandu is the airline’s fifth Indian sub-continent destination. In addition, and in response to the high demand from the Oman, GCC and Indian subcontinent market, SalamAir will be flying four times a week to Iraq for the first time with the launch of service to Najaf.
Catering to this strategic growth, the airline recently announced the addition of six brand new Airbus A320neo aircraft to its growing fleet. It is expecting the delivery of one purchased Airbus A320neo by Q4 2018, and five leased Airbus A320neo by Q1 2019.
Today, the SalamAir network consists of 16 destinations including Muscat, Salalah, Suhar, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Tbilisi, Baku, as well as newly introduced Dhaka, Kathmandu, Khartoum and Najaf.