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
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
“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