SalamAir has launched three-times-weekly seasonal services between Abu Dhabi and Salalah in Oman.
The very first flight took off on July 2 and will continue up until September 7, allowing travellers to book affordable fares from the UAE to make the most of Salalah’s luscious nature and cooler climes during the Khareef Season.
Chief commercial officer, Abu Dhabi Airports, Maarten De Groof commented on the development: “Salalah is an ever-popular destination for those in the UAE seeking a cooler and nature driven destination during the summer months. With SalamAir, travellers looking to visit the Omani destination will be able to take advantage of three weekly cost-effective flights.”
He added: “We also look forward to welcoming travellers from the south of Oman to the city of Abu Dhabi, and sharing with them the wide range of cultural, entertainment and retail destinations the city has to offer.”
Outbound flights will depart Abu Dhabi on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 21:35, landing at Salalah International Airport 23:25. Return flights will depart on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, leaving Salalah at 19:00 and landing in Abu Dhabi at 20:50.
CEO, SalamAir, Captain Mohamed Ahmed elucidated: “Salalah is proving to be an extremely popular destination, with GCC residents in particular keen to escape the summer heat. Our new Abu Dhabi to Salalah flight operating three times a week will be a boon to UAE residents looking for the perfect staycation this summer, especially as Khareef season is now upon us.
“In line with our expansion plans, we recently took delivery of our third A320neo aircraft, ensuring a more comfortable experience for our guests. Oman’s world-class aviation structure, with the new Muscat International Airport and Salalah International Airport, means key sectors such as tourism and aviation will be now driven forwards, this is key to boosting the Sultanate’s economic diversification strategy.”