Oman's SalamAir Increases Flights From Dhaka To Meet Strong Demand
Muscat, October 22nd 2018 – SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airline, announced the increase of number of flights from Dhaka to Muscat from four times a week to six starting cope with the increasing market demand on budget travel from Bangladesh to the Middle East. The increase follows the airline’s recent successful service launch between Dhaka and Muscat, reaching an average load factor of 95% on flights. The increase in frequency will allow passengers from Bangladesh conveniently connect to key destinations in the region including Jeddah, Dubai, Doha, Shiraz, and Salalah.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir said, “Since launching the Dhaka-Muscat service last July, we are witnessing month-by-month growth in the market. Therefore, we are responding to this strong demand by adding two more flights every week, offering both business and leisure travelers more flexibility and convenience when travelling to Oman or other key destinations of our network across the region.”
In recent years, Bangladesh's economy has experienced an average annual growth rate of more than 6%. Against this background, the aviation demand at the international airport for the capital Dhaka has increased rapidly at an average pace approaching 10%. The Dhaka International Airport handles nearly 70% of all domestic and international flights in Bangladesh and plays an important role as infrastructure supporting the rapidly growing economy.
Captain Mohamed added, “Close to three million Bangladeshis live and work within the Middle East, with half of them in Saudi Arabia, and a quarter of them each in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. The two additional flights will provide SalamAir guests with additional travel options to connect to the destinations around the region.”
Today, the SalamAir network consists of 14 destinations including Muscat, Salalah, Suhar, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Najaf, Kathmandu, Khartoum, and Dhaka. SalamAir recently signed during the Farnborough International Airshow for six additional Airbus A320neo aircraft. All routes offer a choice of fare options. A cost-conscious menu of additional services is also available to guests, which includes extra luggage allowance, as well as seat and meal selection. Guests can start planning their next holiday and book their tickets on www.SalamAir.com.