Muscat: SalamAir has launched its first direct flight from the Wilayat of Sohar in North Al Batinah Governorate of Oman to Shiraz in Iran.
“SalamAir announced the launch of a direct flight from Sohar to Shiraz in the Republic of Iran. The airline is the first operator in the Sultanate to connect the two cities. The new flight departs every Monday from Sohar at 2.25 pm and arrives in Shiraz at 4 pm,” the airline said in a statement.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said: “There is high demand for travel between Oman and Iran, thanks to the social, cultural, and business ties. We are excited to bring SalamAir’s convenience to people traveling between Sohar and Shiraz be it for business, medical, leisure, or visiting family and friends.”
“With the launch of the flight between Sohar and Shiraz, SalamAir is opening this city to international destinations,” the CEO added.
SalamAir flight tickets are now open for sale through SalamAir dot com, its call centers, and appointed travel agents. All operations are subject to strict adherence to the travel mandate issued by the civil aviation authorities and other COVID-19 related guidelines issued by the respective authorities.
Sohar is a port city on Oman’s northern coast. Facing the Gulf of Oman, the centuries-old Sohar Fort houses a museum exploring the city’s cultural and trading past. Sohar Corniche stretches along the waterfront, with a park, restaurants, and a fish market. To the west is a camel-racing track. Sohar is also a base for exploring the craggy banks of nearby ravines, including Wadi Al Jizi and Wadi Salahi.
Times of Oman