Salalah Air, Oman’s first private airline, plans to launch charter jet services in the Sulatanate. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer for the purchase of two aircrafts for this purpose.
The two aircraft Phenom 300 and Legacy 450, are the first type of aircraft to be considered for ‘flying taxis’ in the Sultanate. Sheikh Ali bin Masoud Keshob, member of the Board of Directors of Salalah Airlines Company, is optimistic about what the future may bring. “The project faced many challenges, being the first private airline in the Sultanate. Now we are actually in high demand and almost at the level where we can start. We will start with domestic charter operations and depending upon our licence upgrade, our regional and other broader operations would start. Our current focus, however, is to launch the operation first.”
The Phenom 300
The Legacy 450
The airline will soon be completing its operations as the first private air carrier in the Sultanate to operate and deliver its diverse services in air transport between the various provinces and cities of the Sultanate.