Oman’s leading airline, SalamAir, is set to further expand its flight routes by introducing Muscat-Baghdad flights on September 11, 2023. The airline plans to operate this route three times a week, using state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo aircraft. The airfare for this new service will start at 97 Omani Riyals (approximately $252).
In recent months, SalamAir has been focused on enhancing its network, having launched new destinations in Almaty (Kazakhstan), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), and Rize (Turkey). The airline is now looking towards Europe and Eastern Europe, conducting a study on 20 new tourist destinations. This initiative aims to attract more tourists to Oman and boost tourism, increasing footfall through Muscat and Salalah international airports.
Simultaneously, Iraqi Airways is also making significant strides in expanding its operations. With the arrival of modern planes from a deal with Boeing, the national carrier of Iraq is increasing the number of destinations it serves. The airline has already launched new flights to Oman, Indonesia, Malaysia, and China, with plans to cater to the growing demand for international travel to and from Iraq.
SalamAir‘s new foray into the Iraq market and Iraqi Airways’ ambitious expansion efforts indicate the rising demand for air travel in the region and the growing importance of these airlines in connecting travelers across borders.