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Several regional airlines target Salalah Airport

Salalah Airport
Salalah Airport

Salalah - Salalah Airport achieved growth in the number of arriving passengers in the first quarter of this year by 89 percent, and in departing passengers by 72 percent, compared to the same period last year.

Salim bin Awad al Yafei, executive vice president of Salalah Airport, said that Oman airports have implemented all precautionary measures, which allowed the gradual recovery in passenger and aircraft movement.

He said Salalah Airport will receive, on April 29, the first direct flights of the Wizz budget airline from Abu Dhabi, with 14 flights per week, in addition to the scheduled flights from Gulf Air.

Gulf Air will operate two flights per week between June 28 and September 29 from the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Salim bin Awad al Yafei
Salim bin Awad al Yafei

Al Jazeera Airways will operate three flights a week between June 2 and August 29, while Kuwait Airways will operate two flights between June 7 and September 13, 2022.

Flynas will operate three 3 flights per week between June 2 and August 30 from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Some airlines that currently operate their flights throughout the year, will add capacity during the Khareef tourist season.

Qatar Airways currently operates five flights per week, and Air Arabia 12 flights per week, including 10 from Sharjah and two from Abu Dhabi. Flydubai operates three flights per week from Dubai and two flights a week from Pakistan Airlines and Air India Express.

Salalah Airport achieved three global ratings during the year 2021/2022 from the Airports Council International, which included the best airport for hygiene standards in the region in 2020 and the third place for the “quality of airport services in 2021.

Al Yafei said Oman Air and Salam Air have also increased daily flights, in addition to charter flights from some European countries that operate annually in the winter season at the rate of two services a week.

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