Muscat/Alexandria, March 5th 2019 – SalamAir’s first non-stop flight from Muscat to Alexandria, Egypt landed in Borg El Arab International Airport on 20:15pm local time March 2nd 2019, marking the airline’s first destination in Egypt. SalamAir OV527, operated by an Airbus A320neo, departed Muscat International Airport following a special celebration ceremony commemorating the debut of this route. The ceremony was attended by His Excellency Mohammed Ahmed Fahmi Ghoneim, Ambassador of Egypt to Oman alongside Captain Mohamed Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer of SalamAir and other dignitaries. The inaugural flight was also welcomed in Alexandria by Egyptian officials and dignitaries.
Celebrating the first direct flight between both cities, SalamAir also held a special event in Alexandria with participation of tourism and travel partners, as well as a host of local aviation industry representatives. The inaugural flight was hailed by both Omani and Egyptian officials as a significant milestone that will further facilitate moving of people and goods between both countries, while providing more options for business and leisure travelers.
His Excellency Mohammed Ahmed Fahmi Ghoneim, Ambassador of Egypt said, “Connecting Alexandria with Muscat will further grow and strengthen the longstanding and historical relationship between Oman and Egypt. We have enjoyed generations of fruitful collaboration on a multitude of fronts whether political, social, cultural and of course trade between both our countries. This move provides convenience for the Egyptian community living in Oman and travelling back and forth to Egypt, while we also look forward to welcoming Omani tourists to enjoy Egypt’s well-known charm and hospitality.”
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO said, “Today’s inaugural flight to the historical Mediterranean city of Alexandria is another step forward in our strategy to offer travelers convenience, flexibility and reliability in their travel experience. We are the first Omani carrier to fly directly to Alexandria, our second destination in Africa after Khartoum. This new route will allow travelers the opportunity to either fly directly to Muscat or beyond to any of our growing network of destinations in the region. We promise them competitive prices and consistent levels of customer service on board our top of the line fleet of A320neo aircraft.”
Starting March 2nd 2019, SalamAir will operate direct flights to Alexandria three times a week and daily flights starting May 1st 2019. 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. Guests can start planning their next holiday and book their tickets on www.SalamAir.com.
Today, the SalamAir network consists of 17 destinations including Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Dhaka, Alexandria, Kuwait, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. 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 in 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.