SalamAir now operates the Muscat-Beirut route year-round

Published: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Muscat, Oman—SalamAir, Oman’s first low-cost airline, kicked off on 30 September its permanent Muscat-Beirut flight as a year-round route amid increasing demand from Lebanese expatriates and tourists.

“This update is in response to the overwhelming public demand and significant success of bookings for the New Year holidays, as well as the summer season that the seasonal destination has operated in since December 2022,” said Capt. Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir.

“This new connection marks an exciting milestone for both countries and opens endless trade, tourism, and cultural exchange possibilities. Recognizing the growing interest and the remarkable seat factor on their flights, SalamAir has made the decision to include Beirut as one of its year-round destinations,” he added.

Since September, SalamAir has been operating weekly flights to Beirut every Saturday, offering passengers a convenient and affordable travel option between Oman and Lebanon. In addition to the weekly flight, the airline says it will operate additional flights during the new year holiday.

The addition of year-round flights to Beirut caters to the demand of Lebanese expatriates and tourists. It provides an opportunity for locals in Lebanon and Oman to explore and experience the unique offerings of both countries. This enhanced connectivity will foster greater collaboration, benefiting the economies of both nations and creating valuable opportunities for businesses and individuals alike.

SalamAir serves 41 destinations which include Muscat, Salalah, Suhar, Duqm, and Masirah in Oman; Dubai and Fujairah in the UAE; Doha; Bahrain; Kuwait; Dammam, Riyadh, Jeddah, and Madinah in Saudi Arabia as well in other international cities—Baghdad, Shiraz, Tehran, Mashhad, Istanbul, Rize, Trabzon, Alexandria, Beirut, Almaty, Baku, Kuala Lumpur, Prague, Sarajevo, Bangkok, Phuket, Colombo, Chattogram, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Peshawar, Lucknow, Jaipur, and Trivandrum.