Muscat : Omani budget carrier SalamAir signed a lease agreement with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) for two new Airbus A321neo.
The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the 2019 edition of the Dubai Airshow, one of the largest aviation industry events in the world that connects aerospace professionals from across the globe.
GECAS is a leading global player in commercial aircraft leasing and financing, with over 1,600 owned and managed aircraft and over 230 customers in over 75 countries.
The A321neo, which has the capability to be operated on medium haul routes, meets the expansion plans of SalamAir. With A321neo possessing a flying range of over 6.5 hours, SalamAir can now connect Muscat and Salalah to Europe, Far East, Indian sub-continent and African routes. The new fleet mix will enable SalamAir to diversify its portfolio from short to medium haul carrier.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO, SalamAir said, "The inclusion of A321neo will inject growth possibilities to our network plans in the years to come.”