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SalamAir eyes flights to India
January 27, 2018 | 10:14 PM
by Times News Service
As per the agreement between India and Oman in 2016, the number of weekly seats was increased to 27,405 for both sides, compared with 21,145 seats earlier.
 
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Muscat: Oman’s first budget airline, SalamAir, will begin offering flights to India, Its CEO said noting that “India will prove to be a very successful route.”

Speaking to Times of Oman, Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of Salam Air, said, “For us, it is very important to fly to India, as it’s going to be a very successful route. At the moment, we are talking with the authorities in Oman to get the necessary clearances from Indian officials to allow us to fly to India.

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“There are a limited number of seats between Oman and India and, hopefully, with the negotiations we will be able to secure more seats to India. Anywhere we fly to India will be good for us; whether we fly to the south or the capital Delhi. We are looking forward to flying to all the destinations in India,” he added.



As per the agreement between India and Oman in 2016, the number of weekly seats was increased to 27,405 for both sides, compared with 21,145 seats earlier.

He also stated that SalamAir will soon be announcing travel packages. “We will soon be launching holiday packages on our website,” said Captain Ahmed.

“This summer we are planning to start flying to some very attractive destinations, such as Baku (Azerbaijan) and Tbilisi (Georgia),” he noted.

Additionally, SalamAir is planning to offer Umrah packages, as well. “The work is still under progress for Umrah and Jeddah packages, and hopefully we will be announcing them soon,” said Captain Ahmed. Awarded its air service operator licence by the Public Authority for Civil Aviation in early 2016, SalamAir’s fleet of three Airbus A320s is flying to many destinations from Muscat, Sohar and Salalah airports.



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