Muscat: Oman’s first budget airline – SalamAir – launched its inaugural Doha flight on Wednesday.
In October 2017, SalamAir launched its first daily direct flights from Muscat International Airport to Dubai International Airport with two flights a day.
Operating five weekly flights from Muscat International Airport to Hamad International Airport, the new route will offer guests convenient timing, affordable alternatives to the Qatari capital Doha and connectivity to a wider network of destinations.
“Since its launch, SalamAir has been committed to deliver on three key promises: To offer travellers in Oman and across the region a safe and reliable budget travel alternative, to represent Oman and promote its tremendous tourism potential and alternatively contribute to the economic growth of the Sultanate,” said Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, had recently said.
“With the launch of our eighth destination, I am proud to say that we are taking one step closer to achieving what we envision for the airline by increasing connectivity to thriving tourism, commercial and economic hubs in the region.”
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 by 2019.