Muscat, January 22nd 2019 – SalamAir will launch a new route connecting the capital Muscat to Egypt’s second largest city, Alexandria starting March 2nd 2019 three times a week and daily from May 2019. The new service is the airline’s second destination in Africa after Khartoum, Sudan and the first direct flight offering between Muscat International Airport and Borg El Arab International Airport. Flights will depart from Muscat at 20:35 and arrive in Alexandria at 23:45, while depart Alexandria at 00:30 arriving in Muscat at 06:55. Return tickets to Alexandria are now available at special promotional fares.

Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir said, “Egypt is an important market for SalamAir. Alexandria is the second largest city in the country and is an important industrial and economic centre, which is also a vibrant tourist destination. The city is steeped in history and with its modern infrastructure, we are confident, the launch of our direct service will offer another dimension to business and leisure travelers alike. We aim to continue with our strategy to provide affordable, flexible and rewarding travel options across our expanding network.”

Captain Mohamed added, “The launch of Alexandria as our latest destination is part of our five-year strategy to continue growing our network, our fleet and diversified customer offerings. We take pride in being the first to connect Muscat to Alexandria with direct flights and we look forward to expanding our Egypt service to Cairo and hopefully other cities soon. Our aim is to continue providing our guests with exciting travel possibilities on our growing and ever-exciting fleet of A320neo aircraft.”

Today, the SalamAir network consists of 14 destinations including Muscat, Salalah, Suhar, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Dhaka, and Alexandria. SalamAir recently became the first Oman-based carrier to receive the new Airbus A320neo aircraft making it one of the early Middle East recipients and operators of the highly rated model. In addition to the delivered aircraft, another five Airbus A320neo are expected to join SalamAir’s fleet by Q1 2019. A cost-conscious menu of additional services is also available to guests, which includes extra luggage allowance, as well as seat and meal selection. Guests can start planning their next holiday and book their tickets on