Oman’s value-for-money airline, SalamAir, has launched direct flights to Dammam in Saudi Arabia‘s Eastern Province to improve its connectivity in the region. Apart from seasonal flights to Madinah, Dammam is the third city in Saudi Arabia to fly to SalamAir after Riyadh and Jeddah. Dammam is an important administrative hub for the oil industry in Saudi Arabia.
Dammam is also a major hub for shipping, commerce and industry, along with the nearby cities of Dhahran and Al Khobar. It is also well known for the number of recreational facilities it provides to both residents and visitors. The Dammam path is the 11th GCC destination of the airline, and the first low-cost carrier to operate direct flights between Muscat and Dammam will be SalamAir. The new route, which will commence on November 19, will have three return-trips weekly between Muscat and Dammam.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer of SalamAir said, “We are committed to expanding our local operations to major GCC destinations. We introduced new flight from Muscat to Dammam as part of this expansion. There is immense demand for this path as it is home to the oil and gas industries of Saudi Arabia. The launch of this new route will provide increased convenience to customers from both sides. The connectivity reflects the strong ties between Oman and Saudi Arabia in a number of areas including business and tourism.”
SalamAir currently operates international flights to Dubai, Doha(Qatar), JJeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Dhaka, Chattogram, Alexandria, Riyadh, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Tehran and Istanbul as well as domestic flights to 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.