SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airline, has welcomed Pakistan to its fast-growing route network with direct flights to Sialkot beginning on May 16 and Multan on May 23.
SalamAir services to both cities will operate thrice weekly with one-way tickets starting at just RO30, stated a press release.
Khalid al Yahmadi, chairman of SalamAir underscored the key role these new routes will play in promoting business and leisure travel between Oman and Pakistan.
“While these services will facilitate increased travel flows, they will also provide important connectivity for enterprises keen to capitalise on Oman’s investor-friendly regulatory framework. They will also be able to explore the wealth of commercial opportunities in the sultanate’s diversifying economic base. The flights will also enable Oman’s business community to profit from the possibilities presented by Pakistan’s booming economy, particularly those of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.”
François Bouteiller, SalamAir CEO added, “Sialkot and Multan are high-volume destinations and yet remain underserved routes despite Oman being home to over 220,000 Pakistanis.
“By introducing our services to these two cities, we will effectively open the skies for more guests to not only travel to and from Pakistan but also fly through to Jeddah and Medina in Saudi Arabia, to Dubai, and of course to Salalah.”
He added, “SalamAir has enjoyed tremendous success since its launch in January this year and we are steadfast on continuing our growth trajectory by consistently offering our guests reliable, affordable and quality services on ground and on-board.”
In addition to flying thrice weekly to Sialkot and Multan, the SalamAir fleet of A320s flies four times daily to Salalah, twice daily to Dubai DWC Airport, daily to Jeddah, and thrice weekly to Medina.
Bouteiller went on to highlight that in the next stage of its expansion, SalamAir will be introducing services to Karachi as well as adding select seasonal flights to its schedule. Accommodating the needs of Umrah travellers during Ramadan, the airline will launch flights to Taif in addition to boosting the frequency of its service to Medina. Tourists in Oman will also be catered to with the addition of more flights to Salalah during the popular khareef season, added the release.
All routes offer a choice of three easy fare options: Light, Friendly and Flexi. Always offering value for money, a cost-conscious menu of additional services is available to guests, which includes extra luggage allowance, seat selection, and priority check-in.
Bookings can be made on www.salamair.com.