Salam Air, Oman’s first budget airline, celebrated a total lift of one million-passengers since launching its operations in 2016. Marking this milestone, Salam Air celebrated its one millionth passenger at its check-in counter at Muscat International Airport. Welcoming the passenger was the airline’s chief executive Captain Mohamed Ahmed and members of his team. Marking the milestone, the passenger received a free ticket and a collection of Salam Air memorabilia.
The airline enjoyed a steady rise in passenger footfall powered by its expanding route network, competitive price offers, as well as a customer-centric loyalty programme to meet the increased demand for affordable travel options around the region.
The most recent milestone follows a roster of achievements, with expanding its network to 16 fantastic destinations, being one of the key highlights in the airline’s short history. It has also expanded its fleet by adding a brand new wholly owned Airbus A320neo arriving by the end of 2018, as well as five additional leased aircraft (of the same model) arriving by the beginning of 2019.
“Our success to date is partly due to our willingness to listen to our valued guests. After a surge in demand for summer flights last year, we increased their frequency; we listened to our guests and responded to their needs. This is absolutely essential,” the CEO added.
Owing to increased demand on budget travel in Oman and the region, it was successful in breaking the one million-passenger barrier ahead of schedule, which was originally planned for end of 2018.
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