SalamAir to begin services to India from next year
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