Oman-based budget airline looking to expand to 29 destinations by the end of the year
SalamAir has launched a new route between Muscat and Abu Dhabi.
The UAE capital becomes the Oman-based low-cost airline’s sixth destination in the GCC after direct flights to Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh and Kuwait City. SalamAir also flies direct to Salalah.
There will be four flights a week to Abu Dhabi. Flights will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays, leaving Muscat at 9.20am and arriving in Abu Dhabi at 10.20am, while leaving for Muscat at 11.05am, arriving back in Oman at 12.05pm. While on Wednesdays and Saturdays the flights will leave Muscat at 5.55pm, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 6.50pm; and leaving Abu Dhabi at 7.35pm, returning to Muscat at 8.35pm.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said: “Combined with our current popular flights to Dubai, our Abu-Dhabi direct flights offer yet another dimension to travellers going into the UAE or connecting though Muscat to other places. We are confident this will create growth opportunities in trade as well between both countries.”
The new addition is part of SalamAir’s ambitious expansion plans to double the number of A320neos in its fleet by the end of the year, as well as increase its network to 29 destinations – it currently operates flights to 20 destinations.