A cake was made to mark the start of SalamAir flights to Jeddah on 16 April. The route will be flown by the carrier four times weekly on its A320s. With this launch SalamAir now serves three destinations from its Muscat base.
- SalamAir has now added Jeddah (JED) to its expanding route map, with the carrier beginning four times weekly flights from Muscat (MCT). Launched on 16 April, Jeddah joins Salalah and Dubai Al Maktoum on the airline’s network. Flown on the carrier’s A320s, of which it currently has three, SalamAir will face direct competition on the 1,970-kilometre sector between Muscat and Jeddah from Oman Air (four times daily) and Saudi Arabian Airlines (twice-weekly). The airline in a press release has stated that it has plans to launch routes to Pakistan within the month which will include services to Multan, Sialkot and Karachi. In addition, plans are underway to increase connectivity to Saudi Arabia by introducing direct flights from Muscat to Taif. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an important extension to our network to meet the strong demand for low-cost travel,” said Khalid Al Yahmadi, SalamAir Chairman. “We are offering greater flexibility and choice to guests travelling on these routes for leisure, business and religious purposes. These new flights will open new tourism, trade and investment opportunities, contributing to the Omani economy by attracting more tourists and business travellers and in turn spur the creation of employment opportunities in the Sultanate.” Take a closer look at anna.aero’s in-depth analysis of SalamAir, Oman’s first LCC. See how Jeddah Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.