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Oman: Oman Air and SalamAir today concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance various aspects of cooperation and develop and implement a joint commercial strategy in the field of air transport.

The MoU was signed by Captain Nasser Al Salmi, Acting CEO of Oman Air, and Captain Mohammed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir.

The MoU provides for cooperation between the two airlines’ networks to enhance operational efficiency and improve passenger service, besides consolidating ties in the areas of destination planning, flight schedules, inventory management, air fleet management, revenue, and sales management.

Eng. Said Hamoud Al Ma’awali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oman Air, affirmed that the MoU will secure the complementary role of the two companies in making Muscat Airport more attractive through the integration of operations aimed at increasing the number of destinations reached by Oman Air and SalamAir.

In a statement to reporters, the minister said that the MoU would also bolster passenger traffic at Muscat Airport and boost the market share of Oman Air and SalamAir to and from Oman. The MoU is the first step in Oman Air’s recovery plan announced by the government, he added.

For his part, Anwar Mohammed Al Rawas, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SalamAir Company, underscored the significance of the MoU, which, he described as a positive move that generates benefits for both parties in the aviation sector, improves passenger services and avoid unfavorable competition and losses.

Al Rawas told reporters that the two sides are working to develop cooperation systems through the partnership aimed at addressing and avoiding accumulated losses. He observed that the MoU represents a measure to achieve the goals of Oman Vision 2040.