SalamAir ready for first flight, ticket sales soon

By Vinod Nair — MUSCAT: Dec 20: Oman’s newest national airline, SalamAir, said the bookings for its services will begin soon and preparations to launch the flights are going well. “There is a need for a few extra weeks to get some of the remaining steps, the airline said in a statement. “The aircraft is being inspected by the authorities as we speak and we’re working on changing the seats to leather. Ticket sales coming soon,” the airline said. SalamAir launched its brand identity in October this year and at the event, the airline had mentioned that the online portal will contain full details of SalamAir’s schedule, price structure, flexible ticket options, and special offers.

Customers will also be able to purchase tickets from ticket desks at Muscat and Salalah international airports. Awarded its air service operator license by the Public Authority for Civil Aviation in 2016, SalamAir with its fleet of three Airbus A320s, the first flight will take off from Salalah to Muscat, followed by operations to GCC and other countries in the Middle east. The airline will be based in Muscat, but will have a secondary hub at Salalah Airport. SalamAir, will start its scheduled services four daily flights to Salalah, to be followed by Dubai, Jeddah and Khartoum.