SalamAir’s Board of Directors has appointed Captain Mohamed Ahmed as Chief Executive Officer effective October 2. 2017. Reputed for delivering operational, commercial and financial results in the aviation industry, Ahmed will be leading SalamAir through its next phase of development focusing on driving efficiency, performance and customer satisfaction.
An industry veteran with over 30 years of experience, Ahmed joins SalamAir from Air Arabia where he occupied the post of Group Director of Operations & Maintenance and many other roles within the organization including being an active Board Member in many of the Joint Ventures and subsidiaries. During his tenure at Air Arabia, he played a key role in the start-up of the airline and most of its subsidiaries, including setting-up five new AOCs across the Arab world and Far East. He was also involved in major projects with the airline like the aircraft and simulator orders, airport expansion, starting and operating the Pilot Aviation Academy in addition he was the Director Manager for some of the subsidiary airlines and companies plus he took the role of identifying vendors and state-of-the-art IT systems.
Eng Khalid bin Hilal Al Yahmadi, Chairman of SalamAir, said, “It is our pleasure to welcome Captain Mohamed Ahmed to SalamAir. His wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry will play a pivotal role in the Airline’s growth and development journey.”
He went on to say, “As a young, home-grown airline, SalamAir has achieved many milestones in record time. In fact, in just eight months it opened the skies to more than 380,000 guests flying over 450,000,000 kilometers across seven destinations. We are confident that with Captain Mohamed Ahmed at the helm, SalamAir will claim its position as one of the region’s leading budget airlines.”
Captain Mohamed Ahmed said, “I have been following SalamAir’s progress from the very start and am proud to be joining and working alongside the team to make SalamAir the traveling partner of choice for guests flying between our ever-expanding destinations. The success of a budget airline business model is centered on offering safe and affordable flights which represents a great value for money. I plan to build a winning team and apply my experience and know-how to write the next chapter of SalamAir’s success story.”
Since its launch, SalamAir has been committed to redefining air travel in the region and position Oman as an international travel hub. As it continues to grow, it will maintain its strong focus on serving the needs and demands of its guests on under-served plus popular short-haul routes. Today it has increased connectivity from Muscat, Salalah and Suhar to Dubai, Jeddah, Karachi and Sialkot.