Muscat, 28 April 2019 – Adding to a rapidly growing portfolio of regional destinations and reputation for convenience, Oman’s value-for-money airline SalamAir is to launch three new routes this summer to Tehran in Iran, and Istanbul, and Trabzon in Turkey. The services begin in June and July this year and tickets are available for purchase now at The airline is the first Omani carrier to offer direct flights between Muscat and Trabzon.

SalamAir’s new Iran service begins on June 9th, 2019 and connects Muscat with the capital city, Tehran. It is the second destination offered by the airline into the country after Shiraz in the south of Iran. Operating three times a week on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, the 2 hours and 35-minute flight from Muscat International Airport (MCT) departs at 15.05 and arrives at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) at 18.10. The return journey will leave Tehran at 18.55 and touchdown in Muscat at 21.00.

SalamAir’s twice weekly service from Muscat to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen begins on July 3rd and runs on Wednesdays and Sundays, while the Muscat to Trabzon option starts on July 1st and operates both ways on Mondays and Fridays, with one-way tickets for each Turkish route available now from only 65 OMR.

Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir said: “Tehran is a popular visitor destination in its own right, boasting attractions such as the Grand Bazaar, Azadi Tower, the National Museum of Iran and Golestan Palace. Istanbul and Trabzon are also great destinations for any traveler to choose, and these three new routes represent further proof of our expansion strategy. This is yet another milestone in SalamAir’s journey and great news for our guests who want value for money flight options. We want to reach more travelers and provide them with a convenient product and full suite of services. We are constantly investing in our infrastructure and will continue our successful policy of expanding rapidly into key locations which link Muscat and the Sultanate to neighboring countries.”

The airline has expanded in a short space of time and was the first Oman-based carrier to receive the new Airbus A320neo aircraft. This delivery was part of the airline’s fleet strategy of adding new destinations, and to cater for a growing network, while providing exceptional customer service.

Today, the SalamAir network operates to 20 destinations. Current routes include Muscat, Salalah, Suhar, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Dhaka, Alexandria, Riyadh, Kuwait, and Abu-Dhabi, in addition, to the recently launched destinations Tehran, Istanbul and Trabzon. Additional passenger services to compliment the customer experience on the home-grown airline include options for extra luggage, and seat and meal selection. Guests can start planning their next holiday by booking tickets on: