SalamAir to be­gin ser­vices to In­dia from next year

Muscat Daily - - FRONT PAGE -

Oman’s bud­get air­line, SalamAir will start its ser­vices to south­ern In­dia by next year.

Capt Mo­hamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, told Mus­cat Daily that the prob­a­bil­i­ties of the plan are be­ing worked on.

“In­dia is a very im­por­tant desti­na­tion for us and we are looking at the prob­a­bil­i­ties. We are work­ing with the au­thor­i­ties on traf­fic rights and are wait­ing for ap­provals. For us any­where in In­dia is fine to fly but we will start from South In­dia as it is a route that is highly in de­mand, con­sid­er­ing the big com­mu­nity in Mus­cat.”

The com­pany also plans to start its ser­vices to Europe.

SalamAir, an­nounced a four times a week di­rect flight ser­vice from Colombo to Mus­cat re­cently. The Mus­cat-Colombo di­rect route marks SalamAir’s first en­try into the Sri Lankan mar­ket.

Cur­rently, the air­line flies to seven desti­na­tion in the sub­con­ti­nent: Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Karachi, Mul­tan, Sialkot and Chat­togram (Chit­tagong).

SalamAir also has plans to ex­pand its fleet size. Capt Ahmed said, “By next week we will have eight air­craft and by the next year our fleet will have 11 air­craft. Our fo­cus is econ­omy flights and pas­sen­ger com­fort.”

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Capt Mo­hamed Ahmed

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