Muscat: Sultanate’s fastest-growing value-for-money airline SalamAir has spread its wings to Southeast Asia launching direct flights from Muscat to Phuket in Thailand from December 24.
The carrier will initially operate three times a week on the route –Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – departing Muscat at 4:00 local time and arriving in Phuket at 13:00 local time. The return flight will depart Phuket at 13:45 local time arriving in Muscat at 17:15 local time.
Speaking about the new direct service, Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO, SalamAir said, “We are delighted to enter Thailand, a very promising destination for us, given the fact that Oman is a large tourism source market for this popular Southeast Asia country. This new route demonstrates our commitment to continually expand our network. Expansion has been a top priority for us and we are proud to have recorded significant progress on this front this year since we have added several new destinations. We will continue with our network and fleet expansion in 2020.”
“This service would further enhance the strong tourist exchange between the two countries,” he added.
SalamAir currently operates three Airbus A320 aircraft and four Airbus A320Neo aircraft making it the first Omani carrier to utilise the highly rated single aisle aircraft. SalamAir flies to domestic destinations including: Muscat, Salalah and Suhar and international destinations including: Abu Dubai, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait, Doha, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Tehran, Shiraz, Istanbul, Alexandria, Khartoum, Multan, Sialkot, Karachi, Dhaka, Chattogram, Kathmandu, and Colombo. 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.