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20 June, 2023

SalamAir, Oman’s low-cost airline to lease three Airbus A330neo aircraft

International aircraft leasing company, Avolon, has announced a firm commitment to lease three Airbus A330neo aircraft to SalamAir, Oman’s value-for-money airline. A letter of intent was signed at the Paris Air Show on 19 June 2023, and the first delivery is expected to be in October 2023.

The introduction of three new Airbus A330neo widebody aircraft will bring significant advantages to SalamAir and support the airline’s fleet and network expansion plans. These modern aircraft feature a dual-class configuration with 365 economy seats and 12 premium flatbed seats, allowing for enhanced passenger comfort and capacity. The A330neo offers a substantial increase in distance compared to SalamAir's existing fleet.

One notable advantage of the A330neo is its improved fuel efficiency, resulting in reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions when compared to previous generation aircraft. This contributes to a decrease in operational costs for the airline, aligning with their commitment to environmental sustainability.

Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, commented: “The decision to introduce the Airbus A330neo complements the existing fleet of Airbus aircraft, which includes the A320neo, A321neo, and an A321 freighter. By adding the A330neo to the fleet, SalamAir aims to enhance its capacity, meet the growing demands of the market, and attract more inbound tourists, aligning with the objectives of Oman's Vision 2040.

The extended range of the A330neo will allow SalamAir to efficiently serve medium-range destinations, particularly in the Far East and Europe. This expanded reach not only improves passenger convenience but also enhances the airline's competitiveness in the market. It enables SalamAir to strengthen its network and seize opportunities for further growth and expansion.” 

Paul Geaney, President & Chief Commercial Officer of Avolon, commented:   “We are delighted to welcome SalamAir as a new customer, bringing the fuel-efficiency benefits of the A330neo to another airline. Since their launch, SalamAir’s low-cost model has proven a great success, and these new aircraft will support their plans to offer their growing number of passengers greater capacity and comfort. The expansion of aviation traffic in the Middle East is set to continue and the region is a focus for further leasing opportunities for Avolon.”

Mikail Houari, President, Africa and Middle East at Airbus, commented:  “We are delighted that SalamAir has chosen the A330neo aircraft which offers unique operational versatility with cost and environmental benefits. The A330neo stands out among the wide-body segment with its superior fuel efficiency and range, advanced aerodynamics and technologies, as well as enhanced passenger comfort due to its spacious cabin.”

15 September, 2021

SalamAir takes delivery of first of two A321NX from GECAS

GECAS announces the delivery of the first of two A321NX aircraft to SalamAir with the arrival of one, MSN 10483, into Muscat, Oman from Hamburg. As announced in late 2019, GECAS is providing the two aircraft from its own skyline.

SalamAir is the first operator of A320neo aircraft in Oman.  With a current fleet of six A320neos, the operator’s presence has grown to touch over 84 airports, in 35 countries. Based in Oman’s Muscat International Airport, SalamAir is now among the first to operate the A321neo in the Middle East.

“GECAS is pleased to deliver our first aircraft with SalamAir, one of the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the Middle East. These CFM LEAP-powered aircraft will assist in their expansion into locations in Asia and Europe,” shared Michael O’Mahony, GECAS’ SVP & Region Manager.

“SalamAir is dedicated to meeting Oman’s increasing demand for affordable travel options while providing a comfortable, flexible and reliable experience and a full range of services for our passengers,” Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said, adding “The longer range of the A321NX and additional 32 seats; enables us to continue offering travel to add new destinations and increase capacity on existing routes with more direct links between the Sultanate and friendly countries.”

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16 August, 2018

Five new routes for Oman's budget airline

SalamAir, the low-cost carrier based at Muscat, Oman is introducing five new routes, starting tomorrow 17th August.

The airline is launching direct flights to Khartoum, Kathmandu, Najaf and Dhaka,  which the carrier hopes will take its development one stage further.  With the addition of these new routes, SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airline is expected to carry over one million passengers before the end of 2018.

Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir said, “Our strategy is to provide affordable travel across our expanding network. The launch of our new destinations is yet another milestone in SalamAir’s young history. It allows us to continue providing our guests with exciting travel possibilities and budget-friendly rates.”

“Supported by our new aircraft order, SalamAir will continue to expand its network of destinations to meet the growing demand for budget travel in the Sultanate and region. We are offering our guests a convenient, flexible and reliable experience to a growing range of exciting destinations.” He said.

22 November, 2017

SalamAir Launch Doha Flights

Today the new Omani low-cost carrier SalamAir launched flights from Muscat to Doha’s Hamad International Airport. The airline operates a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft featuring an all economy cabin of 174 seats.

This new airline commenced operations on 30th January this year and has welcomed over 400,000 passengers since that date.  “Since its launch, SalamAir has been committed to delivering on three key promises, to offer travellers in Oman and across the region a safe and reliable budget travel alternative, to represent Oman and promote its tremendous tourism potential and alternatively contribute to the economic growth of the Sultanate,” said Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir. “With the launch of our eighth destination, I am proud to say that we are taking one step closer to achieving what we envision for the airline by increasing connectivity to thriving tourism, commercial and economic hubs in the region.”

The airlines CEO went on to explain that as a young airline, SalamAir enjoys the advantage of flexibility which allows it to shift and adapt its services to cater to demand. To date, all SalamAir destinations have been determined by what guests want and as a result, the airline operates successful destinations including Salalah, Suhar, Dubai, Medina, Jeddah, Sialkot and Karachi.

The new Doha service will operate 5 times a week and the inaugural flight was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute followed by a press conference and warm friendly smiles!