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Oman Air boosts flight frequencies between Muscat and Salalah to meet strong demand for Khareef season travel

10 August 2021 - Times of Oman

In response to exceptional Khareef season demand for Salalah in Oman’s southern Dhofar Governorate, Oman Air has gradually increased weekly flight frequencies from an average of 18 weekly flights in July to a total of 41 weekly flights at the beginning of August. Both Muscat-to-Salalah and Salalah-to-Muscat reached a total of 41 weekly flights and 7,820 weekly seats each way, for a grand total of 82 weekly flights and 15,640 weekly seats. The extra flights reflect Salalah’s popularity as a leading domestic destination during Khareef (monsoon) season, a time of year when the region is bathed in an abundance of rain, lush greenery, and cool air.

Adil Al Zadjali, Oman Air Country Manager (Oman) said, “Salalah remains an extremely popular domestic destination and our commitment at Oman Air is to provide travel flexibility for our valued guests with the convenience of extra flights when needed. Khareef season — and all the visual splendour it offers — transforms Muscat to Salalah into one of our busiest routes. By progressively introducing 23 additional weekly flights in each direction, visitors to the region have been able to book their seats with full confidence. As domestic travel rebounds, our aim now is to develop a revised flight schedule that lets us maintain exceptional year-round frequencies to Salalah.”

In July this year, Oman Air scheduled its Boeing 787 Dreamliner with 3-class configuration on flights between Muscat and Salalah, featuring award-winning Economy and Business Class cabins and luxuriously appointed First Class Suites. Initially planned to service the route until 31 July, the airline will continue to operate the 3-class Dreamliner on select flights to Salalah, adding to an already optimized mix of aircraft type and offering a wider choice of on-board comfort. Oman Air’s First Class Suite is recognised for its Omani-inspired design, modern amenities and exceptional comfort. In 2020 it was named best First Class Suite by German-based iF design, a world leader in design, and also won ‘World’s Leading Airline - First Class’ at the World Travel Awards Middle East.

The flights are departing on time. For flights operating during the lockdown period, passengers and those dropping them off or picking them up are allowed to travel to the airport. Please ensure that you always carry a printed copy of travel tickets along with all applicable travel documents and valid ID in the event that you are asked to present them to the relevant authorities.

Guests are invited to consult omanair.com for the latest flight schedule and timings, which are subject to change.

Source: Times of Oman


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