Salalah Airport welcomes the first Wizz Air Abu Dhabi flight
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Friday, April 29, 2022, Salalah Airport received its first low-cost Wizz Air Abu Dhabi flight from Abu Dhabi International Airport to operate two weekly flights between both destinations during the Khareef season in the Governorate of Dhofar.
Oman Airports welcomed the launch of the first Wizz Air Abu Dhabi flight, where the flights were received with a traditional water salute in their landing at Salalah Airport, one of the Sultanate of Oman's air gates to the world.
Salim bin Awad Al Yafei, Executive Vice President of Salalah Airport, expressed his happiness about the new international direct route, which opens a direct gateway between Abu Dhabi and the rainy Khareef weather of Salalah at this time of year. He also stated, “I am pleased, on behalf of all my colleagues, to welcome the first Wizz Air flight, may this direct route achieve the desired goals of its establishment, the most important of which is to enhance the bilateral, commercial, and touristic relations between the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates under the wise leadership of both brotherly countries.
Al Yafei added that the Khareef season in Dhofar Governorate annually witnesses an increase in the number of visitors with the launch of airlines flights to Dhofar which has exceptional tourist weather from mid-June to the end of September of each year. This constitutes an active tourist season with nature engulfing the place as far as the eye can see, in addition to the historical sites of Salalah registered on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Michael Berlusi, General Manager of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi stated “Salalah is a unique travel destination with the best summer weather in the region and an abundance of wildlife. Travelers with Wizz Air to Salalah will experience unforgettable nature with a wide variety of exploration options along the coast and mountains. We are delighted with a variety of destinations in our expanding network with incredible historical and cultural experiences awaiting adventurous travelers in Salalah with Wizz Air flights.”
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi's flights to Salalah Airport, in the far south of the Sultanate of Oman, provide comfortable and affordable flights with travel opportunities during Khareef season to Dhofar, the subtropical paradise in the Gulf region.
The governorate of Dhofar during the refreshing Khareef season is famous for its exceptional weather as temperatures drop between June and September, in addition, to being best known for its wonderful natural beauty with the unique rich wildlife in the region.
Salalah particularly, and Dhofar generally is best known for its long sandy beach with its fine white sand, as well as providing a diverse environment with both mountains and deserts, which add a rich tourist dimension and provide great opportunities for adventurers to explore, with a long history as Al Luban trade center.
Salalah is blessed with the famous warm Omani hospitality and offers a landscape unparalleled in any other destination in the region with the sub-tropical charm of fruit plantations and coconut palms.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has a young fleet of four new Airbus A321neo aircraft, offering the lowest fuel consumption, emissions, and noise. It has the lowest environmental footprint among its competitors in the region, supporting the company's long-term commitment to sustainability.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will connect its flights to Salalah Airport with its network to destinations such as Alexandria (Egypt), Amman, Aqaba (Jordan), Athens (Greece), Baku (Azerbaijan), Belgrade (Serbia), Kutaisi (Georgia), Manama (Bahrain), Matale (Sri Lanka), Muscat (Oman), Santorini (Greece), Sarajevo (Bosnia), Sohag (Egypt), Tirana (Albania) and Yerevan (Armenia) among others.