Oman’s first budget airline to fly under brand name ‘Salam Air’

Published on : Thursday, March 3, 2016

flying planeOman has named its first budget airline as ‘Salam Air’, according to, citing an announcement made by the Muscat National Development and Investment Company (ASAAS).

The name was a result of a nationwide public poll conducted on Twitter and the company’s corporate website. ASAAS Chief executive officer, Khalid Hilal Al Yahmadi, said. It has been derived from the Arabic greeting.

After internal discussions with board members and key government entities, eight names were short-listed and a public poll was conducted that received close to 3,000 responses, the report said.

He said that, the word ‘Salam’ is also very well-known by people from around the world.


“It is simple, memorable and meaningful and that is exactly what we were looking for in a name.”

With air traffic demand expected to grow by 40 percent by 2019, Salam Air, is anticipated to fuel economic growth in Oman, the report said.

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