|09 October, 2019

SalamAir announces induction of fourth A320neo aircraft to its fleet and the third from ALAFCO

SalamAir fleet expansion to augment capacity and maximise passenger comfort

SalamAir announces induction of fourth A320neo aircraft to its fleet and the third from ALAFCO
  • New aircraft will meet the continuing growth in passenger demand across domestic, regional and international routes
  • Delivery marks an important step in the airline’s fleet renewal and growth plans

Muscat: To cater to its ever-expanding network, Sultanate’s fastest-growing value-for-money airline SalamAir has taken delivery of its fourth A320neo aircraft. The efficient Airbus A320neo which incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines, customized interior for the carrier and offers a multitude of benefits including improved cabin space and superior comfort.

Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir said, “We are delighted to induct the newest A320neo aircraft into our fleet as we continue to expand our network. The deployment of the Airbus A320neo marks another step SalamAir is taking towards meeting the needs of international, regional and domestic passengers in the perpetually growing aviation market. The employment of this aircraft to our fleet will support the growth plans of our airline’s network. With its industry-leading quality and efficiency, A320neo offers unmatched cabin comfort and enjoyable journey. Offering significant environmental performance, A320neo aircraft assures an appreciably improved carbon footprint. We are proud to augment our airline's fleet with a new aircraft that offers lower operating costs, superior eco commitment and greater comfort for our passengers.”

Adel Albanwan, CEO of ALAFCO commented, “I am pleased and delighted to announce the delivery of our third Airbus A320neo aircraft to SalamAir. The delivery of this aircraft signifies our ongoing partnership with SalamAir, but also demonstrates our commitment to provide cost-efficient and flexible solutions to the global airline industry. The A320neo aircraft remains integral to our growth plans, and I expect to see significant upside in this aircraft in the coming years which shall continue to form the cornerstone of our strategy.”

With this delivery, 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 currently operates flights to international destinations including Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Dhaka, Alexandria, Riyadh, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Tehran, Istanbul, Chattogram (Chittagong) and to domestic routes Muscat, Salalah, and Suhar. 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 

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About SalamAir

SalamAir commenced its commercial operations in 2016 with an aim to set new standards in the aviation industry in Oman. SalamAir meets the country’s increasing demand for affordable travel options and aims to generate further opportunities for employment and business creation in various Oman sectors. In a short span of four years, SalamAir has achieved growth in its operations and has expanded its reach across the region. With its fleet of A320s and A320neos, the airline offers flights to Muscat, Salalah, Suhar, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Dhaka, Chattogram, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Alexandria, Riyadh, Kuwait, Abu-Dhabi, Tehran and Istanbul.

About ALAFCO

ALAFCO is a Kuwait-based aircraft leasing company and is listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange. ALAFCO’s portfolio consists of 63 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, leased to 21 airlines in 13 countries globally. ALAFCO’s remaining order book comprises of 110 new technology aircraft from Airbus and Boeing including 56 A320neo, 10 A321neo, 4 A350XWB and 40 B737 MAX. Deliveries are scheduled to take place between 2019 and 2023. 

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