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Salam Air
SalamAir.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
OV[1] OMS[1] MAZOON[2]
Founded2016
Commenced operations30 January 2017 (2017-01-30)[3]
Operating basesMuscat International Airport
Fleet size5
Destinations27
HeadquartersMuscat, Oman
Key people
  • Khalid Al Yahmadi (Chairman)
  • Mohammed Ahmed (CEO)
Websitesalamair.com

SalamAir (Arabic: طيران السلام‎, Ṭayarān al-salām) is a low-cost airline from Oman headquartered and based at Muscat International Airport.

History[edit]

Salam Air is owned by the Muscat National Development and Investment Company (ASAAS) which won a government tender in January 2016. Founded in 2014, ASAAS is a partnership between the State General Reserve Fund, Muscat Municipality, and various pension funds.[4] Oman's Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) had invited bids in 2015 for a low-cost commercial airline operator in Oman.[citation needed]

The airline operates three Airbus A320-200s leased from South America’s LATAM Group.[5] Its first aircraft arrived in Muscat on November 18, 2016 to coincide with the country’s National Day.[6] The airline commenced flights between the Omani cities of Muscat and Salalah from 30 January 2017,[7] SalamAir flew the MuscatDubai route, the airline's first international service, on 28 February 2017 (2017-02-28). It initially served Dubai World Central but the service has switched to Dubai International Airport on October 2017.[8] Since opening, Salam Air started operations to Jeddah, Madinah and Ta'if in KSA, and has also launched flights to Karachi, Multan, Sialkot and in Pakistan. Qatar is planned to be the third country the airline will operate to flying Hamad International Airport.[9]

Corporate affairs[edit]

As of March 2017, Khalid Al Yahmadi held the chairman position.[8] As of July 2018, the CEO position is held by Mohammed Ahmed.[3]

Destinations[edit]

SalamAir serves the following destinations:

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Azerbaijan Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport Seasonal [10]
Bahrain Manama Bahrain International Airport Begins 9 September 2019 [11]
Bangladesh Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport [12]
Bangladesh Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport [13]
Egypt Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport [14]
Georgia Tbilisi Tbilisi International Airport Seasonal [10]
Iraq Najaf Al Najaf International Airport [15]
Iran Mashhad Mashhad International Airport Begins 9 September 2019 [16]
Iran Shiraz Shiraz International Airport [17]
Iran Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport [18]
Kuwait Kuwait City Kuwait International Airport [19]
Nepal Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport [12]
Oman Mukhaizna Mukhaizna Airport Charter [20]
Oman Muscat Muscat International Airport Hub [12]
Oman Salalah Salalah International Airport [12]
Oman Sohar Sohar Airport [12]
Pakistan Karachi Jinnah International Airport [12]
Pakistan Multan Multan International Airport [12]
Pakistan Sialkot Sialkot International Airport [12]
Qatar Doha Hamad International Airport [12]
Saudi Arabia Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport [12]
Saudi Arabia Medina Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport [21][22]
Saudi Arabia Riyadh King Khalid International Airport [23]
Sudan Khartoum Khartoum International Airport [12]
Turkey Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport [24]
Turkey Trabzon Trabzon Airport [25]
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi International Airport [26]
United Arab Emirates Dubai Dubai International Airport [12]

Fleet[edit]

As of June 2019, the SalamAir fleet consists of the following aircraft:[3]

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 3 174[27]
Airbus A320neo 2[28] 4[29] TBA
Total 5 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SalamAir". ch-aviation. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ "JO 7340.2G Contractions" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 5 January 2017. p. 3-1-83. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Blachly, Linda (16 July 2018). "SalamAir to add six A320neos to fleet". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 21 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Oman's Salam Air said to revise launch plans to January 30". Arabian Business.com. 30 December 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Omani startup SalamAir receives first A320". Air Transport World. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Salam Air ready for take-off as first A320 arrives in Muscat". RoutesOnline.com. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Oman's SalamAir launches maiden Salalah-Muscat flight". Gulf Business. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  8. ^ a b Dron, Alan (2 March 2017). "Oman's SalamAir opens first international route to Dubai". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 3 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Welcome to SalamAir". salamair.com. Archived from the original on 2017-01-16.
  10. ^ a b Liu, Jim (2 April 2018). "Salam Air adds seasonal Baku/Tbilisi service in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  11. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283696/salam-air-outlines-further-network-expansion-in-s19/
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "SalamAir Destinations".
  13. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283562/salam-air-adds-chittagong-service-from-may-2019/
  14. ^ https://twitter.com/SalamAir/status/1086902044517191680
  15. ^ http://www.omanobserver.om/salamair-launches-new-services-to-najaf/
  16. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283696/salam-air-outlines-further-network-expansion-in-s19/
  17. ^ "Salam Air inaugurates Shiraz route". 28 February 2018. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  18. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283696/salam-air-outlines-further-network-expansion-in-s19/
  19. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283696/salam-air-outlines-further-network-expansion-in-s19/
  20. ^ Liu, Jim (11 April 2018). "Salam Air plans Mukhaizna charters from June 2018". Routesonline.
  21. ^ "SalamAir Expands its Route Network to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia". aviationtribune.com.
  22. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Salam Air network expansion in May 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  23. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283696/salam-air-outlines-further-network-expansion-in-s19/
  24. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283696/salam-air-outlines-further-network-expansion-in-s19/
  25. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283696/salam-air-outlines-further-network-expansion-in-s19/
  26. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283696/salam-air-outlines-further-network-expansion-in-s19/
  27. ^ "Salam Air takes to the skies for the first time". Airbus Middle East. Asfaar. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  28. ^ "SalamAir receives second A320neo, four more to come over 2019". CAPA.com. CAPA. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  29. ^ "SalamAir receives second A320neo, four more to come over 2019". CAPA.com. CAPA. Retrieved 10 June 2019.

External links[edit]

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