In an effort to support the tourism growth during the Khareef season, Oman Air is to operate more flights than ever before to Salalah.
The airline has increased frequencies to Salalah in previous years, but will this year offer an unprecedented number of seats in response to rising demand.
The airline announced 11 flights a day will be operated between Salalah and Muscat, with a capacity increase of 15,000 seats. In addition, deployment of Boeing 737, Boeing 787 and Airbus 330 aircraft on the Salalah/Muscat/Salalah sectors will increase availability of seats on the route.
The Dubai-Salalah route will witness operation of one daily flight in July and August. Furthermore, from 1 September 2016, Oman Air will deploy Boeing 737s on the Salalah to Dubai route, replacing smaller Embraer 175 regional jets which are currently in use.
From January to December 2015, a record 52,274 seats were offered by Oman Air on flights between Salalah and Dubai. In 2016, Oman Air will increase that number to 74,176 seats resulting in a 42% increase.
Paul Gregorowitsch, chief executive officer of Oman Air said: “Salalah is becoming an increasingly important destination for visitors from the Gulf region and throughout Oman Air’s international network, especially during the Khareef season. We will thus be increasing available number of seats on the Salalah/Dubai route alone by nearly 22,000.”