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Salamair adds Abu Dhabi to destination network

MUSCAT, September 11, 2019

Oman budget carrier SalamAir has announced the launch of a new route between Muscat and UAE capital Abu Dhabi.

The first flight departed from Muscat on Tuesday (September 10) at 09:20 and arrived in Abu Dhabi at 10:20.

Abu Dhabi has become SalamAir’s sixth destination in the GCC after direct flights to Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, and Kuwait City, in addition to the launched direct flights between Abu Dhabi and Salalah.

SalamAir will fly four times a week to Abu Dhabi.

"The decision to launch this direct service between Muscat and Abu Dhabi means we remain on track in executing our strategy to redefine the budget travel market in the region,” said Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir.

He added: “SalamAir continues to grow, offering new exciting destinations for business or leisure while offering our guests a convenient, efficient and competitive travel experience. Combined with our current popular flights to Dubai, our Abu Dhabi direct flights offer yet another dimension to travellers going onto the UAE or connecting though Muscat to other places. We are confident this will create growth opportunities in trade as well between both countries.”

The new addition is part of SalamAir’s ambitious expansion plan, which will double the number of A320neo’s in its fleet by the end of the year, as well as increase its network to 29. The airline, which launched in 2016, currently operates flights to 20 destinations, including Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Dhaka, Alexandria, Riyadh, Kuwait, and Abu-Dhabi, in addition to the recently launched destinations Tehran, Istanbul, and Trabzon. The airline also operates domestic routes to Muscat, Salalah, and Suhar. Additional passenger services to compliment the customer experience on the home-grown airline include options for extra luggage, and seat and meal selection. - TradeArabia News Service


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