SalamAir commemorates 4 years of operation
SalamAir reminisce 4 years of flight operations.
- a special flight to where it all began
- holding the head high during a pandemic
Sultanate’s fastest-growing value-for-money airline, SalamAir is geared up to commemorate it’s 4 years of operation. The airline has enjoyed many feats over the last four years and the airline is celebrating it together with their valued passengers with a special flight to where it all began, Salalah at a celebratory rate of only OMR 4 (all-inclusive). Due to the success of the 1st flight selling out within minutes the airline has added an extra flight to their schedule and will open 40 seats for sale every day at 4.00 pm for 4 days, starting 26th to 29th January 2021. Passengers are able to book their travel by calling the SalamAir call center or by visiting the website SalamAir.com. Passengers who have already booked their flight can avail the special fare and the fare difference will be adjusted on their future bookings. Both commemorative flights will take-off from Muscat International Airport to Salalah on the 30th of January 2021.
The airline boasts a steady rise in passenger numbers to a staggering 4 million an increase driven by its growing network of destinations. Expanding its global presence with touching over 84 airports, in 35 countries and 214 flown sectors and a total of 28,936 flights speaks to its continued expansion goals. Technologically SalamAir has been engaged in improving their web services with the bespoke, state-of-the-art booking engine, travel agent portal to enhancing the overall user experience for their travelers. Furthermore, the airline also has updated an array of ancillary services such as new fare class ‘benefit fare’, a comprehensive insurance product that is extended across the network, seat selection with an extra seat booking option, and an updated in-flight food & beverage menu. Over the last year, SalamAir had furthered themselves in moving towards in-house training of ground operations & handling divisions with cross-functional training aspects to boost productivity and readiness while increasing the utilization of resources and reducing its cost centers; the airline has already trained over 97 Omani staff members. The airline asserts a steady increase in their Omanization rate at over 63% taking the total number of Omanis employed to 300.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir said, "While 2020 was a challenging period in aviation history, our team worked hard in assisting and facilitated travel for passengers during these difficult times and their efforts were highly appreciated by all communities and we will continue to be part of their travels in the new normal future and keep making every effort in our expansion plans. As we look back at our many achievements in the last 4 years, I’m confident that it is the same hard work, support & resilience of our team is that we will continue to celebrate. I am optimistic that with the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine air travel will resume and normalize in the coming years and we will have many more victories to celebrate.”
SalamAir currently operates 6 Airbus A320Neo aircraft making it the first Omani carrier to utilize the highly rated single-aisle aircraft. SalamAir flies to domestic destinations including Muscat, Salalah, and international destinations to Dubai, Doha, Riyadh, Shiraz, Istanbul, Alexandria, Khartoum, Multan, Sialkot, Karachi, Dhaka, Chattogram, Calicut, Jaipur, Trivandrum, and Lucknow. Additional passenger services to compliment the customer experience on the home-grown airline include options for extra luggage, seat, and meal selection.
Customers can book their tickets through the airline’s official website on www.salamair.com
SalamAir commenced its commercial operations in 2017 with an aim 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. With its fleet of A320neos, the airline offers flights to Dubai, Doha, Riyadh, Shiraz, Istanbul, Alexandria, Khartoum, Multan, Sialkot, Karachi, Dhaka, Chattogram, Calicut, Jaipur, Trivandrum, and Lucknow.