April 15, 2024
Lifestyle Oman Travel

SalamAir Flies From Muscat To Baku And Almaty From June 2024

Introductory Fares On Offer

SalamAir, Oman’s premier budget carrier, will relaunch its flights from Oman to two summer destinations: Baku in Azerbaijan and Almaty in Kazakhstan.

This decision underscores the airline’s dedication to fulfilling its customers’ evolving travel preferences, which has resulted in elevated travel demand, primarily from Oman-based residents.

The revival of the two air routes, now offered with introductory fares, is primarily driven by last year’s record-breaking demand for Baku and Almaty’s unique and culturally rich experiences.

Both destinations are renowned for their compelling blend of cultural heritage and natural beauty, alongside many attractions appealing to various interests.

The decision is also bolstered by impressive seat occupancy rates from the previous year, with Baku and Almaty achieving 85% and 87%, respectively.

This strong performance has prompted SalamAir to prioritise these routes, enabling travellers to explore these cities’ distinct charm and cultural depth again.

Two Weekly Flights

SalamAir will operate two weekly flights to each city from Muscat, starting on June 16, 2024, to Baku and on June 18, 2024, to Almaty.

Captain Ahmed Al Shidhani, Acting CEO of SalamAir, expressed enthusiasm about the routes’ return and attributed the decision to customer demand.

“The outstanding customer feedback has inspired us to reintroduce these exceptional summer destinations. We anticipate that travellers will continue to be enthralled by Baku and Almaty’s unique offerings.”

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Captain Ahmed Al Shidhani: Customer demand for Baku and Almaty is up. Credit: SalamAir

About Baku: The Azerbaijani capital, Baku, presents a fascinating contrast between ancient history and modern flair, set against the backdrop of the Caspian Sea.

Its skyline, a mix of futuristic skyscrapers and timeless UNESCO-listed landmarks, epitomises the city’s rich cultural heritage.

Baku’s Old City, culinary experiences, and cosmopolitan atmosphere reflect the unique character of the Caucasus region, making it an irresistible destination for discerning travellers.

About Almaty: Kazakhstan’s largest city is nestled in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. It offers breathtaking natural vistas and a rich tapestry of cultural experiences.

The city is a harmonious mix of modern and traditional elements, with vibrant markets, historical mosques, and dynamic city squares.

Almaty’s diverse attractions, from the historic Zenkov Cathedral to local Kazakh culinary delights, make it a must-visit for those seeking to delve into Central Asian culture.

Bookings to Baku and Almaty can be made through SalamAir’s website and mobile app, by calling +968 27242222, visiting SalamAir’s sales offices, or through appointed travel agents.

Featured image: A SalamAir Airbus 321neo aircraft in flight. Credit: SalamAir

    Arnold Pinto

    Arnold Pinto

    Arnold Pinto is an award-winning journalist with wide-ranging Middle East and Asia experience in the tech, aerospace, defence, luxury watchmaking, business, automotive, and fashion verticals. He is passionate about conserving endangered native wildlife globally. Arnold enjoys 4x4 off-roading, camping and exploring global destinations off the beaten track.
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