Muscat: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has granted approval to the budget airline, SalamAir, to operate two weekly direct flights to some destinations, starting in July this year.
These flights will be to Kuala Lumpur City in Malaysia, Almaty city in Kazakhstan, and Rize city in Rize city, Republic of Turkey.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said, "The city of Almaty has promising passenger travel into Muscat, and we expect to carry both business travelers and holidaymakers between the two important cities. Oman and Kazakhstan recently agreed to have close bilateral cooperation in the fields of economy, renewable energy, tourism, and food security too, thus mutually beneficial.”
Kuala Lumpur, SalamAir's first destination in Malaysia, marks the airline’s further expansion into Southeast Asia.
The CEO said, “The new service marks another milestone in our network expansion strategy. We are delighted to launch flights between Muscat and Kuala Lumpur, providing our customers with a perfect value-for-money product that allows them to be flexible, save on airfare with our competitive pricing, and add services they prefer. The flights will boost tourism, economic relations, business opportunities, and student movements between Oman and Malaysia and serve the overall Oman 2040 vision of supporting the inbound tourism sector as one of the main contributors to the national GDP of the Sultanate of Oman. We are committed to connecting more destinations along new sectors to establish a strong pan-international presence.”