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SalamAir Announces First Direct Flights Between Muscat and Phuket

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Oman’s fastest-growing airline SalamAir has announced direct flights from Muscat to Phuket, one of the world’s finest tourist destinations.

With the launch of Phuket direct services, SalamAir has entered Thailand, a popular destination among passengers from the Sultanate of Oman.

Scheduled to commence from December 24, 2019, the new link will initially operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday departing Muscat at 4:00 local time and arriving in Phuket at 13:00 local time. The flight will depart Phuket at 13:45 local time arriving in Muscat at 17:15 local time.

Captain Mohamed Ahmed, SalamAir Chief Executive Officer, said:

“We are delighted to enter Thailand, a very promising destination for us, given the fact that Oman is a large tourism source market for this popular Southeast Asia country. This new route demonstrates our commitment to continually expand our network. Expanding has been a top priority for us and we are proud to have recorded significant progress on this front this year since we have added several new destinations. We will continue with our network and fleet expansion in 2020.”

He added: “The Sultanate has long-established trade and people-to-people ties with Thailand and the country is a significant market for Oman. We believe the new services offered by SalamAir to Phuket will greatly contribute to the growth of tourism and trade in Thailand.”

Emphasizing the importance of Oman as a popular tourism destination, Captain Mohamed Ahmed said: “This service would further enhance the strong tourist exchange between the two countries.”

SalamAir currently operates three Airbus A320 aircraft and four Airbus A320Neo aircraft.

SalamAir flies to domestic destinations including: Muscat, Salalah and Suhar and International destinations to Abu Dubai, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait, Doha, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Tehran, Shiraz, Istanbul, Alexandria, Khartoum, Multan, Sialkot, Karachi, Dhaka, Chattogram, Kathmandu, and Colombo.


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