Muscat/Kuwait City: In line with its regional destination expansion plans, SalamAir has announced a new route between Muscat and Kuwait City. The new service leverages the growth of tourism and business travel between both countries. Kuwait City became SalamAir’s sixth destination in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) after direct flights to Doha, Dubai, and Jeddah. In addition to the recently launched route Riyadh and the direct flights between Abu-Dhabi and Salalah.
Commencing on June 2nd 2019, SalamAir will fly daily to Kuwait City. Flights will depart from Muscat to Kuwait on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 09:20 and arrive in Kuwait at 10:30, while depart Kuwait at 11:10 arriving in Muscat at 14:10. As for Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday and Saturday flights will depart Muscat at 16:10 arriving in Kuwait at 17:20 with the return flights departing from Kuwait at 18:00 and arriving in Muscat at 21:00.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir said, “The GCC domestic and regional aviation markets have been undergoing a significant transformation over the last few years with an increasing number of travelers opting for cost-effective travel. This is a change in the dynamic of the travel industry in the region in which we welcome at SalamAir. Starting direct daily flights between Muscat and Kuwait City is in line with our strategy to offer both leisure and business travelers new flight alternatives at record low prices, while ensuring elevated levels of service, convenience and comfort.”
The Captain added, “Kuwait and Oman enjoy deep-rooted bilateral relations built around cooperation in many areas. The aviation sector is an economic growth enabler and we are confident this new route will further facilitate the movement of people and goods. In recent years, Oman has become a destination of choice for many Kuwaitis especially during the Khareef season, we are confident that this trend will continue, and we are happy to be part of this growth.”
Opening its office in Kuwait, SalamAir, has Collaborated with full-service travel management company, Boodai Aviation Group, SalamAir has also opened its first office in Kuwait. Located at the Avenues mall, the office will offer a full range of services including reservations and ticketing, itinerary changes, purchase of value-added options, as well as provide guests with general information and support to better plan their travels.
Mr. Robert Hayek, Group General Manager of Boodai Aviation Group declared: “We are thrilled to be working with SalamAir to bring what it offers to the travel market in Kuwait. Whether for leisure or business, we will offer our clients more choice, more access and above all a one-on-one interaction to help them experience SalamAir. We are offering them a new option for cost-effective travel built around convenience.” Mr. Hayek added that by associating ourselves with only the best, Boodai Aviation will be able to provide potential added values to the Kuwaiti traveler combined with a distinguished world class service.
Today, the SalamAir network consists of 17 destinations including Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Dhaka, Alexandria, Kuwait, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. SalamAir recently became the first Oman-based carrier to receive the new Airbus A320neo aircraft making it one of the early Middle East recipients and operators of the highly rated model. In addition to the delivered aircraft, another five Airbus A320neo are expected to join SalamAir’s fleet in 2019. A cost-conscious menu of additional services is also available to guests, which includes extra luggage allowance, as well as seat and meal selection.
SalamAir was launched in 2016 to meet the country’s rapidly increasing demand for affordable travel options and to generate further opportunities for employment and business creation within the various sectors in Oman.
Operating a fleet of A320s in addition to the newly ordered A320neos, the airline’s flight schedule includes flights to Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Alexandria, Kuwait, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. As it continues to grow, it will maintain its strong focus on serving the needs and demands of its guests on under-served and popular short and medium haul routes.
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