With the approval, both SalamAir and Arabia are entitled to fly four flights a week to Sohar.
“The authority today issued its approval to add a fourth weekly flight to Sohar from next week for SalamAir and Air Arabia, from Salalah and Sharjah (respectively),” PACA stated on Monday.
Mohammed bin Nasser al Zaabi, CEO of PACA, said that the growth prospects for Sohar were encouraging. “Increase in flights to and from Sohar is a good indicator of growth demand and increased passenger traffic. We look forward to more,” he said.
SalamAir said it will start its fourth flight from July 16.
“You asked and we listened. Now introducing a fourth flight to Sohar every Sunday starting July 16,” the airline stated.
The other three flights operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
SalamAir started service on the Salalah and Sohar sector from June 28. The low-cost carrier began its operations with three flights a week between the two destinations.
Air Arabia launched its three times a week services on July 9.
SalamAir is currently conducting an online poll to gauge public’s opinion regarding making its service to Sohar a permanent one.
The low-cost carrier had stated that it will be connecting Sohar temporarily and was part of its seasonal routes, like the one it launched during
Ramadan to Taif in Saudi Arabia from Salalah. The twice a week service was also seasonal taking into consideration the demand during Ramadan for pilgrimage to Mecca.