SalamAir mentioned through its Twitter account that Salalah Airport received its initial flight from Kuwait to Salalah in the presence of Salim bin Awad al Yafei, deputy CEO of Salalah Airport and other executives from Oman Airports, Ministry of Tourism, Dhofar Municipality and SalamAir.
Salalah Airport also welcomed the initial direct flight from Etihad Airways. The airline will be operating 4 weekly scheduled flights from Abu Dhabi to Salalah till September.
Etihad has confirmed that it will fly to Salalah 4 occasions per week among July two and August 31, the peak of the khareef season. The flights, to be operated with two-class Airbus A320 aircraft, will depart Abu Dhabi at eight.05am each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving at 10am, and enabling guests to start their break by early afternoon.
Robin Kamark, chief industrial officer, Etihad Aviation Group, mentioned, “Salalah is one of the most sought-after destinations in Oman, and khareef is an amazing season in which to visit. The green mountains and flowing waterfalls are rare and beautiful in this region; it’s less than two hours flying time from Abu Dhabi. Our new seasonal flights provide a great opportunity to experience this extraordinary destination at one of the best times of the year, either for a short break or an extended period.”
The quantity of guests to Salalah throughout the tourist season 2018, among June 21 and September 21, reached 826,376, recording a rise of 28.1 per cent more than the quantity of guests of the season in 2017, when it was 644,931.
Information Source: Muscat Daily