SalamAir: Oman’s first budget airline to fly to Jeddah

Oman Tuesday 11/April/2017 10:58 AM
By: Times News Service
SalamAir: Oman’s first budget airline to fly to Jeddah

Muscat: Oman’s first budget airline – SalamAir – will fly to Jeddah from Sunday.

The airline started its commercial operations in January 2017 and is operating a growing fleet of A320 aircraft.

Today, SalamAir flies thrice-daily to Salalah International Airport and twice-daily to Dubai, serving both Muscat & Salalah.

After Jeddah, SalamAir plans to launch direct flights to Karachi, Sialkot and Multan in Pakistan, CEO of SalamAir, Francois Bouteiller, said.
In addition, plans are underway to introduce direct flight from Muscat to Taif in Saudi Arabia.

SalamAir has introduced three easy fare options- light, friendly and flexi to Jeddah.

Light fares have been designed for customers who travel light and only require hand baggage. Next is the friendly fare, which includes 20kg of checked luggage plus 7kg of hand baggage.

For maximum passenger convenience and value, Flexi, has all the advantages of friendly along with priority check-in and the possibility to change flights at no extra cost.

Awarded its air service operator licence by the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) in early 2016, SalamAir’s journey started in January, 2017 when it flew from Salalah to Muscat.

The brainchild of ASAAS—a national investment and development company—SalamAir was formed to meet Oman’s rapidly growing demand for air traffic, which is expected to grow by 40 per cent.