By Bernd Debusmann Jr
With the introduction of the flight to Bahrain, SalamAir now flies to every country in the GCC
Oman-based carrier SalamAir has added a new direct service from Muscat to Bahrain, the airline has announced.
With the introduction of the Bahrain route, SalamAir now flies to every country in the GCC.
The new flight is scheduled to begin from November 14 and will operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, leaving Muscat at 19:05 local time and arriving in Bahrain at 19:50 local time.
The return flight will leave Bahrain at 20:35 local tie and arrive back in Muscat at 23:10 local time.
From December onwards, SalamAir will fly six times a week to Bahrain except on Fridays, following the same schedule.
The airline now flies to 10 destinations in the GCC, including Dubai, Riyadh, Jeddah, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi.
“In keeping with the growing demand from our guests for seamless connections between Oman and Bahrain, we are delighted to launch this new destination,” said SalamAir CEO Captain Mohamed Ahmed. “Flying to Bahrain is an important development, considering there is a lot of family connections, along with it being a popular destination of interest for leisure and business travellers.”
“We see great potential in expanding our connections to Bahrain, further bolstering the extensive cultural, business and tourism links between Oman and other GCC countries,” he added.
SalamAir currently operates three Airbus A320 aircraft and four Airbus A320neo aircraft. In addition to its GCC destinations, it flies to a number of international cities including Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Khartoum, Tehran and Istanbul.