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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 07/07/2014
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) With the annual Khareef season in full swing, several airlines have made plans to increase flights to Salalah to cater to the huge tourist rush.

Flydubai is contemplating increasing the number of flights to Salalah from Dubai. A senior official from flydubai's Muscat office said, ''We had launched the Dubai-Salalah flight last year and the response has been quite encouraging. Currently, we have three weekly flights to Salalah and we are planning to increase their number soon. This is being done to meet the demand of UAE passengers who want to visit Salalah during Khareef.'' He added that flydubai recently added business class to two of its weekly flights to Salalah. ''This will definitely inspire more passengers to visit Salalah.''

An official from Air Arabia said, ''At present, we have three weekly flights on the Sharjah-Salalah sector. Last year, we had increased the frequency to five flights a week to cater to the booming demand. We have the maximum number of passengers from Sharjah flying to Salalah during this time of the year.

''At present, one-way fare costs RO55, but if there is an increase in the number of passengers we will reduce the fares and increase the frequency of flights.''

Oman Air has already announced that it will be increasing the number of flights to Salalah from 52 every week to 84 from July 24 to September 15.

Abdulrazaq al Raisi, chief commercial officer, Oman Air said, ''With up to 14 scheduled flights a day from Muscat, and a minimum of ten every day, Oman Air is offering a record number of seats to Salalah from Muscat.''

He added that seats are being sold out fast as more visitors are planning to visit Dhofar governorate, particularly Salalah in the coming d


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