Flying between the Gulf and Bangladesh is about to get easier, as Oman’s Salam Air is launching a new direct service.
The low-cost carrier will begin flying non-stop between the Omani capital of Muscat and the Bangladeshi port city of Chattogram (formerly known as Chittagong) on Monday, October 7. The flight will operate four times a week on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, departing Muscat at 1:55 p.m. local time and arriving in Chattogram at 8:45 p.m. local time.
The return flight will depart Chattogram at 9:30 p.m. local time, landing in Muscat at 12:35 a.m. local time the next day.
The new route is the latest for Salam Air. The airline is also now offering four weekly flights between Muscat and Abu Dhabi. The flights take off from Muscat International Airport at 9 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 10:20 a.m. Travelling in the other direction, flights take-off from Abu Dhabi at 11:05 a.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Muscat at 12:05 p.m.
The inaugural flight arrived from in Abu Dhabi from Muscat on September 10.
Salam Air claims to be Oman’s first low-cost airline. It began operations in 2017. The airline currently flies to nearly 30 destinations in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Turkey and the Caucasus.