SalamAir has launched direct services between Muscat and Colombo, marking the Omani airline’s first point in Sri Lanka.
The new route is scheduled to operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Colombo at 08:10 local time and arriving in Muscat at 02:40 local time. The flight will depart Muscat at 12:10 local time, arriving in Colombo at 9:10 local time.
Enthusing on the launch was CEO, SalamAir, Captain Mohamed Ahmed: “The introduction of flights between Colombo and Muscat will contribute to further growth and strengthening of ties between Oman and Sri Lanka. It will also cater to leisure and business travellers from and to Oman and Sri Lanka. We will continue to expand our network to meet the requirements of our guests. It is our constant endeavour to provide affordable and proficient services to all the destinations we fly.”
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. The carrier offers flights to international destinations including Chattogram, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Dhaka, Alexandria, Riyadh, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Tehran and Istanbul, as well as domestic routes including Muscat, Salalah and Sohar.