Etihad Airways is gearing up to launch a four-times-weekly seasonal route to Salalah in Oman on July 2.
Running until August 31, the seasonal flights between the UAE capital and Salalah have been introduced specifically for Khareef season, also known as ‘green season’. Offering GCC travellers a cooler climate during this period, Salalah is one of the few locations on the Arabian Peninsula that experiences a monsoon season.
The seasonal service will be operated with a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft, departing Abu Dhabi at 08:05 every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and arriving at 10.00.
Enthusing on the new flights was chief commercial officer, Etihad Aviation Group, Robin Kamark: “Salalah is one of the most sought-after destinations in Oman and Khareef is an amazing season in which to visit. The green mountains and flowing waterfalls are rare and beautiful in this region, and less than two hours flying time from Abu Dhabi.
“Our new seasonal flights provide a great opportunity to experience this extraordinary destination at one of the best times of the year, either for a short break or an extended period,” Kamark added.