The new service is the airline’s second destination in the Kingdom after Jeddah. Return tickets to Riyadh and Medina are now available at special promotional fares
Oman’s low-cost carrier Salamair has expanded its operations to Saudi Arabia with flights to Riyadh, as well as seasonal flights to Medina during Ramadan.
Salamair will launch four weekly return flights to Riyadh, starting on June 1, which will be the carrier’s second destination in the kingdom, after Jeddah.
In addition, the airline will also operate four flights each week during the Holy Month to Medina, catering to Umrah travellers.
Salamair said return tickets to Riyadh and Medina are available at special promotional fares.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of Salamair said the airline is looking to build on its successful launch of flights to Jeddah.
“The Jeddah-Muscat route has been successful, and we look forward to expanding our network across the kingdom by adding Riyadh and Medina. Saudi Arabia is a market poised for growth when it comes to the aviation sector,” Capt Ahmed said.
He said Salamair will continue to introduce more options in the Gulf region “when it comes to convenient and cost-effective travel”.
“Our GCC network is expanding and we will continue with this strategy to meet the increased demand on these destinations for leisure and business travellers alike,” he said.
“Oman is a very popular destination for Saudis looking for short holidays and business travel and we are delighted to contribute in strengthening the relation between Oman and KSA.”
Salamar now has 17 destinations operated by Airbus A320s. The carrier recently took delivery of the new Airbus A320neo aircraft, with another five expected to join its fleet in 2019.