Muscat, Salam Air, first budget airline in the

Sultanate, will start direct flights to the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on

August 28 with four weekly flights on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday

and Friday.

This is the fourth destination for Salam Air in the Indian subcontinent

after Karachi, Multan and Sialkot. This step comes in light of the

increasing number of passengers between the Sultanate and the

subcontinent.

“The launch of this new destination to Dhaka is an important step

that will contribute to the company’s expansion plans in the region, as

well as the growing demand for travel between Bangladesh, the

Sultanate and the GCC,” said Captain Mohammed Ahmed, Chief

Executive Officer of Salam Air.

According to the latest statistics issued by the National Center for

Statistics and Information, the number of Bangladeshi employees in

the Sultanate is about 700 thousand, which makes them constitute the

largest expat minority in the Sultanate.

Salam Air has 13 destinations including Muscat, Salalah, Sohar,

Dubai, Jeddah, Doha, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Tbilisi and

Baku. The airline recently signed a contract to bring in six new Airbus

A320neo aircraft over the coming months.

Source: Oman News Agency