The airline stated, “We have added Sohar to our new seasonal routes. Tickets are available starting on June 28, 2017.”
Flights will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the expected flight time is 1 hour 50 minutes.
Report of the expected new service was published by Muscat Daily last month, when Khalid al Yahmadi, chairman of SalamAir, said that the airline was working to start the flight. “With the support of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation and Oman Airports Management Company, we are working on trips between Sohar and Salalah from this khareef.”
With the service from June 28, around the time of Eid holidays and the beginning of khareef season, the airline expects to cash in on the rush.
As stated, the airline is expected to connect Sohar temporarily and is part of its seasonal routes, like the one it launched at the weekend to Taif in Saudi Arabia from Salalah. The twice a week service is also seasonal taking into consideration the demand during Ramadan for pilgrimage to Mecca.
Currently, no airline flies to Sohar with Oman Air suspending its loss-making operations to the city in June 2016.