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Oman's SalamAir expands domestic reach with oil fields deal

SalamAir has signed a contract with Petroleum Development of Oman to operate flights to airports in the oil concession areas of Fahud, Marmul and Qarn Alam

Oman's SalamAir expands domestic reach with oil fields deal

SalamAir has signed a contract with Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO) to operate flights to airports in the oil concession areas of Fahud, Marmul and Qarn Alam.

SalamAir said it will assign a new Airbus A320 Neo for the operations on these routes which will serve to boost existing in-country value initiatives.

With the launching of these services, SalamAir now flies to seven local airports including Muscat, Salalah, Suhar, Mukhaizna, Fahud, Marmul, Qarn Alam and plan to extend to Duqm, Masirah and Khasab.

Sami Baqi Al Lawati, technical director at Petroleum Development Oman, said: “We value this collaboration with SalamAir which we believe will play an active role in supporting and growing the Oman aviation sector.

"We are delighted to be able to sign this agreement, which will increase the number of seats available for flights to Fahud, Marmul and Qarn Alam.”

Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir added: “We are delighted to expand our domestic services to facilitate better connectivity in Oman. We believe that support from Omani governmental and private entities will help SalamAir to grow further and provide unique services which will contribute to GDP growth and facilitate domestic travel.

"Going forward we will focus on inbound tourism and market Oman as an exciting destination with new attractive packages.”

SalamAir currently operates three Airbus A320 and five Airbus A320Neo aircraft but has a goal to operate a total of 20 aircraft.

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