SalamAir’s maiden flight from Muscat to Peshawar marks expansion in Pakistan

Oman’s low-cost carrier, SalamAir, has successfully completed its inaugural flight from Muscat to Peshawar, marking its fourth destination in Pakistan.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan confirmed this milestone, with the airline’s decision to expand its Pakistani network.

SalamAir’s first flight to Peshawar touched down at Bacha Khan International Airport at 3:13 am, where it received a traditional water salute by fire tenders.

To celebrate this achievement, senior SalamAir officials, including the airline’s managing director and director of operations, joined the inaugural flight to Peshawar. A ceremony was also held at Peshawar airport’s CIP Lounge to mark the occasion.

SalamAir shared the news on social media, emphasizing its commitment to enhancing connectivity and promoting tourism between Oman and the global community

Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, expressed his enthusiasm about the new destinations, stating, “We’re excited to unveil Peshawar and Baghdad as our latest destinations, a testament to our six years of successful operations. We have now extended our network to cover 41 airports spanning three continents.”

New flights to strengthen tourism ties

“These new routes signify our achievement in elevating connectivity between Oman and the global while reinforcing the momentum of the tourism movement from and to the Sultanate” of Oman.

SalamAir announced its plans to operate two weekly flights to Peshawar every Monday and Thursday, starting from October 1, 2023.

The airline, which initiated its Pakistani operations with Sialkot on May 17, 2017, currently serves Multan, Karachi, and Sialkot.

SalamAir is dedicated to expanding its network, with plans to operate three weekly flights from Muscat to Baghdad starting from August 31, 2023. The addition of Peshawar further strengthens SalamAir’s presence in Pakistan, showcasing its commitment to offering convenient travel options for tourists and residents between the two countries.

SalamAir began its commercial operations in 2017 with the goal of setting new standards in Oman’s aviation industry.

Nuxhat Khurshid
Nuxhat Khurshid is a passionate writer, reader and documentary-maker. She mostly writes on environment, climate change and development issues for Islamabad Scene.

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