Salam Air, a low-cost carrier in Oman announced adding direct flights with its Airbus A320ceo aircraft to Kathmandu from next Tuesday (September 11, 2018) to its expanding network.
Tribhuvan International Airport’s official stated that the slot from 8 to 8:40 am in the morning has been provided to Salam air for flight operations.
Salam Air will be conducting 4 flights weekly as it has received operating authorization from the Civil Aviation Ministry of Nepal. The budget airlines sent a proposal for conducting flights to Nepal three months ago.
IME group has taken the responsibility of Oman’s Salam air General Service Agent (GSA). The starting airfare is estimated at Rs 16,000 for a one-way flight.
Oman’s first budget airline has aimed to carry 1 million passengers by end of 2018. Salam Air network consists of 16 destinations including Muscat, Salalah, Suhar, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Tbilisi, Baku, as well as newly introduced Dhaka, Kathmandu, Khartoum, and Najaf.
Currently, TIA has been in operation for 22 hours a day from September 1, 2018. After increment in operation hours of TIA, many international and national airlines companies have increased flights frequency whereas new international airlines have sent a proposal for granting permission for flight operation in Nepal.
Over 30 international airlines companies of different countries conduct flights in Nepal and connect Nepal with the rest of the world.