Muscat: Pakistani airline Shaheen Air International (SAI) will start non-stop flights between Muscat and Faisalabad from April 15, 2018.
The weekly flight will depart from Muscat every Sunday at 10:00 pm and arrive in Faisalabad at 2:00 am Monday. The flight from Faisalabad will depart every Sunday at 7:00 pm, arriving in Muscat at 9:00 pm. The airline will be the first to operate a direct flight on this route with an Airbus A320.
Pakistani community in Oman will now be able to fly non-stop to the country's third most populous city Faisalabad, located in the province of Punjab.
"New airlines are planning to start their operations in Pakistan in the near future, which is a sign of healthy competition coming in the aviation sector of the country. It is great to see SAI, which is regarded as the second national carrier of the country, start its weekly flights between Faisalabad and Muscat," said Huzaifa Halai, Manager Oman, SAI.
With the launch of this new flight, Shaheen has a total of 10 weekly flights between Muscat and Pakistan under its summer schedule. This includes three flights to Lahore, three to Islamabad and one weekly flight each to Sialkot, Peshawar, Multan and Faisalabad.