Oman's airlines partner to boost tourism

Oman’s two major airlines are to collaborate with a codeshare partnership to support the country’s tourism goals.

The leadership of SalamAir and Oman Air meet to extend their codeshare agreement to support Oman’s tourism goals. (Image SalamAir)

The leadership of Oman Air and SalamAir met in Muscat to launch the codeshare which will expand the travel options throughout the Sultanate.

"We are thrilled to further strengthen our partnership with Oman Air," said Adrian Hamilton-Manns, SalamAir’s chief executive. "This extended codeshare agreement reflects our shared commitment to providing passengers with unparalleled travel options and superior service. Together, we eagerly anticipate aligning ourselves with the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology's sentiments and the overarching vision of Oman 2040; thus, reinforcing our commitment to driving excellence in the aviation sector and promoting Oman as a premier travel destination."

Oman Air’s CEO Con Korfiatis, said the expanded codeshare partnership is a strengthening of the collaboration between the two airlines. “This latest development enables us to jointly offer even more choice and schedule options, which both benefit our customers and serve the broader tourism ambitions of the country,” he said..

During the first phase, effective from 4 July 2024, passengers can book their travel on a selection of SalamAir’s routes connecting to Oman Air’s network, with more destinations to be added post-successful implementation.