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Oman Air Increases Frequency to Salalah

Date: 27 Jul 2010
Abdulrazaq Alraisi

To meet the increased public demand visiting Salalah, Oman Air has added extra capacity to ease the travel plans of the passengers. Demand to Salalah during the Khareef season is unprecedented due to the clement weather and the ongoing Salalah Tourism Festival. Oman Air now operates 35 weekly scheduled flights from Muscat to Salalah, which is 7 more than the normal scheduled flights.

Abdulrazaq Alraisi Oman Air General Manager Worldwide Sales said :

“As the national carrier of Sultanate of Oman and Official Carrier of Salalah Tourism Festival, we are providing extra flights to Salalah to cope with the increased demand largely for Omani families as well as visitors from GCC countries and beyond. We are sure that with these additions, more discerning passengers can take a well-deserved break in Salalah which is proving to be a refreshing respite, especially for people from the Middle East. We are happy that the number of visitors to Salalah is increasing from different Oman Air stations, due to increased flights, which give the passengers more choice and attracts more visitors to this verdant city.”

Oman Air management is doing all it can to make the Salalah Tourism Festival a grand success, ensuring both the Omani citizens and the visitors are provided with the best of facilities and choices of timing.

Abdulrazaq Alraisi continues:

Salalah Tourism Festival

“As a continuation of our initiative towards this frequency increase, we are planning to operate our brand new A 330/200 aircraft to Salalah on the 29th and 31st July. This will offer the passengers an experience of the best available product in the air, and a peek into the most-talked about Business and Economy Class cabins, which is generally available on Long-haul flights to Europe and the Far East, as well as give more seats to cope with the demand. Due to the increased passenger demand, we are also operating daily extra flights until 11th of August which makes our weekly flights 35 per week. In addition if the demand still continues we have mounted more flights on ad-hoc basis. We have already operated additional late night flights on the 23rd and 24th of July to cope with this. The deployment of A330/200 on Salalah route reaffirms the commitment of Oman Air to the success of Salalah Tourism Festival.”

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