SalamAir Unveils Plans to Enter Sri Lankan Market

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Expanding its subcontinent profile, Oman’s low-cost airline SalamAir has announced a new direct flight service from Colombo to Muscat.

The Muscat-Colombo direct service marks SalamAir’s first entry into the Sri Lankan market. The airline now flies to seven destination in the subcontinent, including Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot and Chattogram (Chittagong).

Scheduled to commence on November 24, 2019, the route is scheduled to operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Colombo at 08:10 local time and arriving in Muscat at 02:40 local time. The flight will depart Muscat at 12:10 local time arriving in Colombo at 9:10 local time.

Captain Mohamed Ahmed, SalamAir Chief Executive Officer, said:

“The introduction of flights between Colombo and Muscat will contribute to further growth and strengthening of ties between Oman and Sri Lanka. It will also cater to the leisure and business travellers from and to Oman and Sri Lanka. With beaches, deserts, mountains, greenery, wadis, Oman is an enthralling tapestry of different terrains. This direct flight to the stunningly beautiful capital city provides a great opportunity to discover the incredible Oman.”

He added: “We will continue to expand our network to meet the requirements of our guests. It is our constant endeavour to provide affordable and proficient services to all the destinations we fly.”

SalamAir currently operates three Airbus A320 aircraft and four Airbus A320neo aircraft making it the first Omani carrier to utilize the highly-rated single-aisle aircraft.

SalamAir flies to international destinations including Chattogram, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Dhaka, Alexandria, Riyadh, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Tehran, Istanbul and to domestic routes Muscat, Salalah, and Suhar.

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