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SalamAir announces entry into Sri Lankan market

Expanding its subcontinent profile, Sultanate’s fastest-growing value-for-money airline, SalamAir, has announced direct flight service to Colombo, one of the most vibrant cities of Sri Lanka. The Colombo route is the airline’s seventh destination in the subcontinent, which includes Dhaka, Kathmandu, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot and Chattogram (Chittagong).

The Muscat-Colombo direct route marks SalamAir’s first entry into the Sri Lankan market.

Scheduled to commence on December 24th, 2019, the new link will operate four times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing Muscat at 2:40 local time and arriving in Colombo at 8:10 local time. The flight will depart Colombo at 9:10 local time arriving in Muscat at 12:10 local time. One-way tickets to Colombo are now available at a special promotional fare of OMR 45.

Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir said, “It gives us immense pleasure to introduce operations to Sri Lanka, one of the most sought-after destinations in South Asia. First and foremost, this move will benefit the large Sri Lankan expatriate community living in Oman. It will also cater to the leisure and business travellers from and to Oman and Sri Lanka.”

He added, “Introduction of flights to the beautiful city of Colombo will contribute to further growth and strengthening of ties between Oman and Sri Lanka. We will continue to expand our network to meet the requirements of our guests. It is our constant endeavour to provide affordable and proficient services to all the destinations we fly.”

Colombo, Sri Lanka’s bustling commercial hub, is by far the country’s biggest city as well as the most developed. The city is an interesting mix of old and new, with a central cluster of high-rise office blocks and hotels overshadowing red-tiled colonial-era buildings and sprawling street markets which overflow with high-piled fruit and vegetables, colourful silks and cottons, and deliciously fragrant spices.  It is also the perfect gateway to start a discover Sri Lanka adventure.

SalamAir currently operates three Airbus A320 aircraft and four Airbus A320neo aircraft making it the first Omani carrier to utilise the highly rated single aisle aircraft. SalamAir flies to international destinations including Chattogram, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Dhaka, Alexandria, Riyadh, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Tehran, Istanbul and to domestic routes 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.

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