Salam Air launches first direct flight from Oman’s Suhar to Shiraz in Iran
- SalamAir to fly from Suhar to Shiraz every Monday
- The new route will operate once a week
- Bookings are now open, with promotional fares starting at OMR 35
Connectivity between Oman and Iran received a boost with Sultanate’s fastest-growing value-for-money airline, SalamAir, announcing a direct flight from Suhar in Oman to Shiraz in Iran. With the launch of this flight, SalamAir has become the first operator from Oman to connect the two cities. The new route which will operate every Monday flight will depart from Suhar at 2.25 pm and arrive in Shiraz at 4 pm.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said, “There is tremendous demand for travel between Oman and Iran, thanks to the social, cultural, and business ties. We are excited to bring SalamAir's convenience, and reliability to people traveling between Suhar and Shiraz be it for business, medical, leisure, or visiting family & friends. With the launch of this destination, SalamAir is opening Suhar to international destinations. We look forward to welcoming passengers from both popular destinations. With unmatched Omani hospitality, SalamAir offers impeccable service and we are happy that travelers continue to enjoy flying with us. We will continue to increase our network across the world to meet the requirements of both business and leisure travelers.”
He added; The connectivity reflects the strong ties between Oman and Iran in a number of areas as well as the network expansion is in line with our vision to expand our footprint in strategic markets and grow our business profitably and meet Oman Vision 2040.”
Suhar is one of the oldest cities in Oman, and was for many centuries the most important port and commercial center in the country. The Omani city of Suhar has played a role in global sea trade for centuries. It is even said that Sinbad the Sailor came from there. About 200 kilometers north of Muscat, it lies in the Batinah region. While it has a rich sailing history, Suhar today is known as Oman’s industrial hub due to the massive developments in the port. Situated at the center of global trade routes between Asia and Europe, and halfway between Dubai and Muscat, Sohar Port & Freezone in Suhar is one of the largest industrial and logistic projects in the Sultanate. Suhar has interesting tourist spots such as the incredible wadis, Sohar Fort, Sultan Qaboos Mosque, Old Sohar Souq, Sohar Corniche among others.
Nestling in the mountainous area, Shiraz is the capital city of Fars province and the sixth-largest city in Iran after Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, Tabriz, and Karaj. The city is located in the south of Iran and northwest of Fars Province, in a green plain on the foothills of the Zagros Mountains (1500 meters above sea level). The city features a mild climate in the regular seasons, and it is known for its famous poets, gardens, and flowers. Shiraz covers the most popular mountains in Iran such as Drak, Babakohi, Jahl Makam, and Spzebushan mountain. It's worth mentioning that, the seasonal river flows through the northern part of the city and into Maharloo Lake. Shiraz is the economic center of southern Iran. The city's economy depends on its local products including grapes, wood, cotton, and rice. As well as some industries such as cement, sugar, fertilizer, textile products, metal, and carpets.
SalamAir meets the nation's growing demand for affordable travel options and aims to generate further opportunities for employment and business creation in various Oman sectors. In a short span, SalamAir has achieved growth in its operations and has expanded its reach across the region serving customers across a cross-section of society.
SalamAir flights are now open for sale through SalamAir.com, its call centers, and appointed travel agents. All operations are subject to strict adherence to the travel mandate issued by the civil aviation authorities and other COVID-19 related guidelines issued by respective authorities.
To enhance the overall user experience for travelers during the last few months, SalamAir has been engaged in improving its online check-in, website, and travel agent portals. The airline has also been involved in additional training of ground operations and handling in addition to cross-functional training aspects to boost productivity and readiness. Showcasing safety as its first priority, SalamAir has put in place a stringent set of measures to ensure a high-quality sanitation process. Its new fleet is being used right now, which has leather seats that are non-porous and easy to disinfect. In addition, every surface in the aircraft is disinfected using approved cleaning agents, be it the doors, windows, seats, foldable tables, baggage cabins, or seat hand rests.
SalamAir flies to domestic destinations including Muscat, Salalah, Suhar, and international destinations to Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina, Dammam, Shiraz, Istanbul, Trabzon, Alexandria, Khartoum, Multan, Sialkot, Karachi, Dhaka, Chattogram, Kathmandu, Osh, Bishkek, Calicut, Jaipur, Trivandrum, and Lucknow.
SalamAir commenced its commercial operations in 2017, intending to set new standards in the aviation industry in Oman. SalamAir meets the country's increasing demand for affordable travel options and aims to generate further opportunities for employment and business creation in various Oman sectors. In a short span of four years, SalamAir has achieved growth in its operations and has expanded its reach across the region. SalamAir was awarded the Youngest Fleet in Asia 2021 & 2022 by Ch-Aviation and Oman’s Most Trusted Brand 2021. It operates six A320neo and one A321neo.