PACA ap­proves Air Ara­bia to fly six times a week on the Shar­jah-So­har sec­tor

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Af­ter ap­prov­ing two ad­di­tional flights to So­har for SalamAir, the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Civil Avi­a­tion (PACA) on Mon­day gave its as­sent for two more flights be­tween So­har and Shar­jah to Air Ara­bia. The ap­proval will give Air Ara­bia the right to fly six flights a week to So­har. The air­line cur­rently op­er­ates four flights a week on Sun­day, Mon­day, Tues- day and Wed­nes­day. “The au­thor­ity to­day [Mon­day] ap­proved Air Ara­bia to add two weekly flights be­tween So­har and Shar­jah, mak­ing it six flights per week,” PACA stated.

The air­line is yet to an­nounce the op­er­a­tion of ad­di­tional flights, apart from its cur­rent four weekly ser­vice.

The au­thor­ity had given ap­proval for ex­tra flights to SalamAir in July, af­ter which the air­line started fly­ing six times a week be­tween Salalah and So­har from July 27.

Air Ara­bia started its So­har op­er­a­tions on July 9, mak­ing So­har the third des­ti­na­tion in Oman af­ter Mus­cat and Salalah.

The new route com­ple­ments Air Ara­bia’s ex­ist­ing flights to Mus­cat and Salalah, boosts travel and trade op­por­tu­ni­ties be­tween Oman and the UAE, and pro­vides has­sle-free travel op­tions to the res­i­dents of So­har, the air­line said in a state­ment. “An­nounc­ing the third des­ti­na­tion to Oman is a tes­ta­ment to our strong com­mit­ment to fa­cil­i­tate travel be­tween Oman and the UAE,” said Adel al Ali, group chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Air Ara­bia. “We are proud to be one of the first in­ter­na­tional car­ri­ers to op­er­ate from So­har In­ter­na­tional Air­port, and look for­ward to ex­tend­ing our of­fer­ings to pas­sen­gers fly­ing with us be­tween both cities and across our ex­pan­sive route net­work.”

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