SalamAir to start flights between Muscat and Kuwait

SalamAir Airbus A320
Photo: © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt

Low-cost airline SalamAir will start a daily service between Muscat and Kuwait City in June 2019.

SalamAir will compete with Kuwait Airways and Oman Air on the new route. Kuwait Airways operates with Airbus A320s on flights between the two capitals, whereas Oman Air uses Boeing 737 jets for this service.

SalamAir is owned by the Muscat National Development and Investment Company (ASAAS) and other Omani private investors. The carrier was founded in 2016 and commenced operations in January 2017.

The low-cost carrier currently operates an all-Airbus fleet of Airbus A320 airplanes (both ‘ceo’ and ‘neo’ versions). In December 2018, SalamAir took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft. Another five A320neo planes are expected to join SalamAir’s fleet in 2019. All six A320neo jets were ordered during the Farnborough Air Show in 2018.

Read more: SalamAir receives its first Airbus A320neo.