SalamAir to operate non-stop flights from Suhar to Calicut
- The new route will operate twice a week
- Bookings now open, with promotional fares
Muscat: Sultanate’s fastest-growing value-for-money airline, SalamAir, has announced non-stop flights from Suhar to Calicut. The flights on this route will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays starting from July 22.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said, “In line with our network expansion plan, it is with great pleasure that we announce the first international direct flights from Suhar Airport to India. Now, SalamAir is the first airline to use Suhar Airport as an international hub by operating direct international flights to Shiraz, Calicut, Trabzon, and domestically to Salalah. On this occasion, I would like to thank Oman Airports Management Company for extending Suhar airport operation hours to the night to enable good connectivity to these flights. With the growing demand, we are now exploring more connectivity between Suhar and international destinations. Our aim is always to provide our customers with excellent connectivity and convenience, and the addition of the route will cater to the expat population, business travellers, and tourists.
He added, “Our strategic cooperation with Oman Air enables us to serve the Indian market and augment demand and traffic volume, thus fulfilling the Oman Vision 2040.”
SalamAir recently announced its strategic cooperation with Oman Air, which expanded the codeshare agreement to facilitate dynamic and smooth passengers’ movement to the Sultanate to promote tourism growth.
While Oman is home to a large Indian community, India is one of the top trading partners of Oman. SalamAir hopes its flights will continue to facilitate and strengthen these solid ties and bilateral relationships.
SalamAir recently announced flights from Salalah to Calicut and has been operating on this route on Fridays and Sundays since April 3. SalamAir also operated special flights to Calicut as part of the COVID-19 pandemic-related air bubble pact between India and Oman.
Suhar is one of the oldest cities in Oman and was the country's most important port and commercial centre for many centuries. 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 centre of global trade routes between Asia and Europe and halfway between Dubai and Muscat, Suhar Port & Freezone in Suhar is one of the most significant industrial and logistic projects in the Sultanate. Suhar has exciting tourist spots such as the incredible wadis, Suhar Fort, Sultan Qaboos Mosque, Old Suhar Souq, and Suhar Corniche, among others.
Calicut, or Kozhikode as it is officially called, is a coastal city in the south Indian state of Kerala. It was a leading trading centre for spices during the medieval period. A few minutes' drives from Kozhikode will take tourists to a beach called Kappad, where Vasco Da Gama first put his foot along with 170 other men in India. One can also visit Beypore beach, famous for boat-building yards; this place is an important destination to see during a holiday in Kozhikode.
SalamAir meets the nation's growing demand for affordable travel options and aims to generate further employment and business creation opportunities in various sectors in Oman. In a short span, SalamAir has grown in its operations and expanded its reach across the region, serving customers across a cross-section of society.
To enhance the overall user experience for travellers, SalamAir has been engaged in improving its online check-in, website, and travel agent portals. The airline has also been involved in additional training in ground operations and handling and cross-functional training to boost productivity and readiness. Showcasing safety as its priority, SalamAir has put a stringent set of measures to ensure a high-quality sanitation process. Its new fleet being used right now 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, and Suhar, and international destinations to Dubai, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Kuwait, Bahrain, Sarajevo, Istanbul, Trabzon, Bursa, Kathmandu, Baku, Phuket, Shiraz, Tehran, Alexandria, Khartoum, Multan, Sialkot, Karachi, Dhaka, Chattogram, Jaipur, Trivandrum, and Lucknow. SalamAir flies directly from Sohar to Shiraz, Salalah and Calicut, and Trabzon and from Salalah to Calicut.
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 five years, SalamAir has achieved growth in its operations and expanded its region's reach. SalamAir was awarded Oman’s Most Trusted Brand 2021 and The Youngest Fleet in Asia for 2021 and 2022 by Ch-Aviation. It operates six A320neo and two A321neo.