SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airline, will start operating daily flights to Dubai International Airport (DXB) on October 8th, 2017.
The new route will complement SalamAir’s current flight to Al Maktoum International Airport until October 28th when the airline has set plans re-route all flights to DXB. SalamAir will be operating daily morning and evening services to and from Terminal 2 with the first flight departing Muscat at 8:30 and departing DXB at 10:50. The evening flight is scheduled to depart Muscat at 17:30 and depart DXB heading back to the Sultanate’s capital at 20:00.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said:
“The addition of flights to DXB is in response to our guests’ requests and the growing demand for an affordable alternative to this popular destination. Dubai International Airport is one of the most prominent hubs in the region and we are in negotiations with some of the city’s tourism and business attraction to offer our guests even more value-added services. This new route will not only capitalize on Dubai’s wider international network and economic position but also further increase the connectivity between Oman and the United Arab Emirates.”
“We are constantly striving to provide choice and flexibility to our guests and are committed to enhancing our service offering, allowing more people to fly more often, without compromising on quality and comfort.”
SalamAir has negotiated with the management of Dubai International Airport and respective authorities for the past few months to secure suitable time- lots for the airline in the airport’s busy schedule. Providing added convenience and efficiency to travelers, Terminal 2 will allow SalamAir’s guests to go from arrivals to the city within 15 mins.
Since its launch, SalamAir has been committed to redefining budget air travel and increasing connectivity across the region. As the destination network continues to expand, SalamAir will continue to follow its customer-centric philosophy in serving the needs and demands of its guests on under-served and popular short-haul routes. Today, SalamAir’s network includes Muscat, Salalah, Suhar, Dubai, Jeddah, Karachi and Sialkot.