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SalamAir Launches Direct Services Between Pakistan and Oman


Sumera Saeed | May 23, 2017 | category: News

SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airline, has welcomed Sialkot and Multan to its fast-growing network of destinations. With one-way tickets starting at just 9,900 PKR, the thrice weekly direct service between Muscat and Sialkot began on 16th May while flights to Multan will start on 23rdMay. Karachi is set to join the SalamAir flight schedule in the coming months.

Offering guests added convenience, Gerry’s Group, Pakistan’s largest aviation and travel Services Company, have been appointed as SalamAir’s on ground partner.

Gerry’s Group, Pakistan’s Largest Air travel and Aviation conglomerate since 1964, is associated with the world’s renowned aviation companies as GSA, GSP and GHA. Gerry’s has been running successful operations with over 3000 employees and 100+ offices in Pakistan and abroad. Gerry’s takes immense pride with the trust bestowed upon it by SalamAir; Gerry’s would do its utmost best to ensure SalamAirs prosperity and progress as Gerry’s subscribes to an equally promising ownership of the airline & will continue to invest for mutual prosperity.

“I am confident the increased connectivity provided by SalamAir on these currently under-served routes will strengthen trade relations between Pakistan and Oman,” said Khalid Al Yahmadi, Chairman of SalamAir. “The flights will promote business and leisure travel between Pakistan and Oman, serving in particular the needs of the Sultanate’s vibrant Pakistani expatriate community, currently over 220,000. Additionally, the new services will facilitate travel for Omanis keen to explore the possibilities of Pakistan’s booming economy, particularly the wealth of opportunities presented by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. For its part, Pakistan’s business community will be able to capitalize on the Sultanate’s investor friendly regulatory framework and the many lucrative commercial options of Oman’s diversifying economic base, which includes tourism, manufacturing, fisheries, mining and logistics.”

François Bouteiller, SalamAir CEO added:

“It is with great pleasure that SalamAir introduces its innovative approach to travel on these new routes to and from Pakistan. SalamAir offers a welcoming, reliable, affordable and quality service that gives our guests the choice and flexibility to shape their own journey. Adding to the enjoyment of flying with SalamAir is the pleasure of traveling on our fleet of A320s, known for the comfort of their wider cabins and outstanding safety record.”

François went on to say that the Sialkot and Multan routes will also facilitate onward journeys through SalamAir’s regular services to Jeddah and Madinah in Saudi Arabia, to Dubai, and of course to Salalah in the south of Oman.

Redefining the budget airline sector, SalamAir has enjoyed tremendous success since its launch in January of this year. In addition to its existing route network, the airline will be launching seasonal travel options including flights from Muscat to Taif during Ramadan and additional services to Madinah for the duration of the Holy Month. The airline will also increase its flights to Salalah during the popular monsoon season.

Guests are invited to book their flights on SalamAir through the airline’s easy-to-use website: www.salamair.com. All routes offer a choice of three easy fare options: Light, Friendly & Flexi. Always offering value for money, a cost-conscious menu of additional services is available to guests, which includes extra luggage allowance, seat selection, and priority check-in.

Etihad Airways introduces third daily flight to Riyadh on 1st February 2017

Etihad Airways introduces third daily flight to Riyadh on 1st February 2017


Sumera Saeed | January 10, 2017 | category: News

Etihad Airways introduces third daily flight to Riyadh

Etihad Airways is introducing a third daily flight on the Abu Dhabi – Riyadh route, effective 1 February 2017.

The extra services underscore the airline’s commitment to offer guests greater choice and more travel options between the capital cities of the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The new daily late night departures from both Abu Dhabi and Riyadh are timed to allow guests to spend full days in either city. Arrivals into Abu Dhabi International Airport provide guests with more connections to early morning services to Europe, North America and the Indian Subcontinent. These include London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York, Delhi and Mumbai.

Together with a Boeing 777 and the recently-introduced Boeing 787 on the route, the new service will increase the number of weekly seats to 10,600 between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh. Codeshare partner flynas will continue to operate a daily flight on the route.

Kevin Knight, Etihad Aviation Group Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, said: “Our expanded services between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh are in line with Etihad Airways’ strategy to offer more choice, greater frequency and additional travel options when aircraft availability and market conditions permit.

“The extra flights will cater to the strong demand between the two capital cities, and bring closer our global network to Riyadh over our Abu Dhabi hub.”

Etihad Airways launched scheduled flights to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with services to Riyadh in 2004, and has steadily grown capacity with additional frequencies and aircraft upgrades to its current double daily operation.

From February 1, the airline will operate 70 return flights each week to and from four Saudi cities. On the Riyadh route alone, Etihad Airways has flown more than 2.5 million guests since 2004.

Etihad Airways’ flights to Riyadh, Jeddah, Madinah and Dammam are complemented by Saudi codeshare partner flynas, whose dedicated services between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam provide travellers with even more choice.

Daily flight schedule between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, effective 1 February 2017:

Flight No.

Origin Departs Destination Arrives Frequency Aircraft
EY 315 Abu Dhabi 01:55 Riyadh  

02:45

Daily Boeing 777-300
EY 316 Riyadh 04:15 Abu Dhabi 07:00 Daily Boeing 777-300
EY 317 Abu Dhabi 10:15 Riyadh 11:15 Daily Boeing 787-9
EY 318 Riyadh 16:25 Abu Dhabi 19:10 Daily Boeing 787-9
EY 351 * Abu Dhabi 21:00 Riyadh 22:00 Daily Airbus A320
EY 352 * Riyadh 22:50 Abu Dhabi 01:35+1 Daily Airbus A320
XY 220 ** Abu Dhabi 14:45 Riyadh 15:45 Daily Airbus A320
XY 219 ** Riyadh 09:35 Abu Dhabi 12:20 Daily Airbus A320


Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.

*   Additional daily flights operated by Etihad Airways

** Flights operated by codeshare partner flynas

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