SalamAir expands flights to 4 Indian cities

Published: Thursday, May 5, 2022

MUSCAT, Oman—The Sultanate of Oman’s fastest-growing value-for-money airline, SalamAir, launched in April non-stop flights from Muscat and Salalah to four Indian cities –Salalah, Calicut, Jaipur, Lucknow, and Trivandrum.

 The flights from Salalah to Calicut will operate on Friday and Sunday. Flights from Muscat to Jaipur is daily except Sunday. Lucknow double daily, and Trivandrum daily except Monday.

While the Salalah to Calicut route is new, previously, SalamAir operated special flights to these Indian destinations as part of the COVID-19 pandemic related air bubble pact between India and Oman, now with the launch of the scheduled flights from Muscat to Jaipur, Lucknow, and Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), SalamAir has expanded its network in the Indian Subcontinent.

“In line with our network expansion plan, it is with great pleasure that we announce our direct flights to India. Our aim is always to provide our customers with greater connectivity and convenience, and the addition of these routes will cater to the expat population, business travellers, and tourists. 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,” said Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir.

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.

The airline plans to introduce non-stop flights from Suhar, Oman to Calicut in the future. Oman is home to a large Indian community. Trade relations between Oman and India also remains robust.

“During the pandemic, we operated multiple charter flights; and we hope to continue our service to the community and hope our flights will continue to facilitate and strengthen these strong ties and bilateral relationships in the future,” the SalamAir CEO shared.