Muscat: SalamAir, Oman's first budget airline, has launched its first flight to Tehran, Iran.
This is the third destination added by the airline in June, after launching flights to Riyadh and Kuwait.
Talking to Times of Oman ahead of the inaugural flight, Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir said that he is extremely happy to be starting another destination.
"We are extremely happy and excitted about adding another destination to our network. Today we are flying to Tehran, the capital of Iran, which is a very popular destination, and this is our second destination in Iran as we have been flying to Shiraz and it has been extremely successful.
"Also, we have a lot of good news today. We have recently received our latest aircraft, A320 neo, which we will be flying to Tehran today. Another is that we have launched three flights this month (including Tehran) - Riyadh and Kuwait - which we launched last week. Hopefully Istanbul and Trabzon in Turkey will be next," the captain said.
Flights to Tehran are scheduled for take-off three times a week, with one-way fares starting at OMR51.