The new route will complement SalamAir’s current flight to Al Maktoum International Airport until October 28 when the airline has set plans to re-route all flights to Dubai, stated a press release. SalamAir will be operating daily morning and evening services to and from Terminal 2 with the first flight departing Muscat at 8.30am and departing Dubai at 10.50am.
The evening flight is scheduled to depart Muscat at 5.30pm and depart Dubai heading back to the sultanate’s capital at 8pm. Capt Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said, “The addition of flights to Dubai is in response to our guests’ requests and the growing demand for an affordable alternative to this popular destination.
“Dubai International Airport is one of the most prominent hubs in the region and we are in negotiations with some of the city’s tourism and business attractions to offer our guests even more value-added services. “This new route will not only capitalise on Dubai’s wider international network and economic position but also further increase the connectivity between Oman and the United Arab Emirates.”
He added, “We are constantly striving to provide choice and flexibility to our guests and are committed to enhancing our service offering, allowing more people to fly more often, without compromising on quality and comfort.” SalamAir has negotiated with the management of Dubai International Airport and respective authorities for the past few months to secure suitable time-slots for the airline in the airport’s busy schedule.
“Providing added convenience and efficiency to travellers, Terminal 2 will allow SalamAir’s guests to go from arrivals to the city within 15 minutes. Since its launch, SalamAir has been committed to redefining budget air travel and increasing connectivity across the region.
As the destination network continues to expand, SalamAir will continue to follow its customer-centric philosophy in serving the needs and demands of its guests on under-served and popular short-haul routes. SalamAir’s network includes Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, Dubai, Jeddah, Karachi and Sialkot.