Route launch cake was available for VIPs and passengers on the inaugural SalamAir service from Muscat to Doha on 26 November. “With the launch of our eighth destination, I am proud to say that we are taking one step closer to achieving what we envisioned for the airline by increasing connectivity to thriving tourism, commercial and economic hubs in the region,” said Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir.
- SalamAir started flights on its sixth international city pair on 26 November, as services to Doha (DOH) join its existing operations to Dubai, Jeddah, Madinah, Sialkot and Karachi. The airline’s other routes from its Muscat (MCT) base are domestic sectors to Sohar and Salalah. Competition on the five times weekly service will be fierce, as incumbents Qatar Airways (35) and Oman Air (28) already provide 63 weekly rotations on the 698-kilometre airport pair. The airline is planning to add four A320s to its fleet in 2018 in order to meet the need of its expanding network. See how Doha Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.