MUSCAT: SalamAir has announced the launch of three new destinations in June and July 2023. These new destinations include Almaty in Kazakhstan, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and the Turkish city of Rize.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, expressed his excitement about the expansion plans, said: "We are thrilled to introduce these new destinations to our growing network. Almaty, one of Kazakhstan's prominent cities, offers great tourism potential. We aim to establish year-round connections to cater to the demand and not limit it to seasonal periods."
He added that in addition to these developments, SalamAir is currently conducting an economic study of 20 new tourist destinations in Europe and Eastern Europe. The objective is to attract tourists to the Sultanate of Oman and invigorate the tourism industry. This initiative, he affirmed, aims to enhance the movement of tourists through Muscat and Salalah international airports.
Regarding seasonal destinations during the upcoming summer, Captain Mohamed Ahmed mentioned that the following routes would be reopened: Muscat-Sarajevo, Muscat-Baku, Muscat-Bursa, Suhar-Trabzon, and Muscat-Beirut. He highlighted that the Muscat-Trabzon route have become a year-round direct connection due to its popularity.
SalamAir currently operates flights to 38 domestic and international destinations, including Suhar, Salalah, Duqm, Masirah, the GCC countries, and several Arab, Asian, and European destinations.
The airline is also excited to announce the addition of new aircraft to its fleet. Within the next two months, SalamAir will receive three new Airbus A321neo and by the end of the year, three more aircraft will join the fleet, bringing the total number of SalamAir's aircraft to 17.
SalamAir places significant emphasis on Omanisation and is dedicated to providing employment opportunities. The company's Omanisation percentage currently stands at 65%. — ONA