Muscat: To increase connectivity with Bangladesh, the Oman's first budget airline SalamAir has drawn plans to launch non-stop flights to Dhaka.
According to updated statistics issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information of Oman, the number of Bangladeshis working in the Sultanate is close to 700,000, making them the largest expatriate community in Oman.
Catering to their needs, SalamAir will operate four direct weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday to Dhaka. The new service is the airline’s fourth destination in the South Asia and 13th destinations of SalamAir.
Meanwhile, SalamAir has appointed a GSA in Bangladesh and special promotional fares on return tickets from Muscat-Dhaka-Muscat are now available.
SalamAir flights to Dhaka is expected to spread wings from September.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said: “The new Dhaka route is another milestone in our regional expansion plans. We are responding to strong demand facilitated by the large volume of Bangladeshi travellers to Oman and other Gulf countries. We will continue expanding our network and connect Oman with direct flights to key new destinations, offering our guests exciting travel possibilities with competitive market rates. Above all, whether travelling for leisure, business or returning home, our guests will enjoy a flexible rewarding itinerary.”
The SalamAir network consists of 13 destinations including Muscat, Salalah, Suhar, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, as well as newly introduced Tbilisi, Baku and Dhaka.