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Next stop: Bursa, Turkiye

image courtesy of SalamAir
Written by Linda S. Hohnholz

Expanding its network further SalamAir has launched flights from Muscat to Bursa – the third destination the airline flies to in Turkiye after popular destinations Istanbul Sabiha Airport and Trabzon.

Flights are scheduled for 3 times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays departing from Muscat at 10:05 AM and arriving at Bursa at 2:05 PM local time. It will take off from Bursa at 2:50 PM and arrive in Muscat at 8:30 PM.

Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said: “It always gives me great pleasure to welcome new destinations to our network. We are consistently looking at destinations that pose significant interest to our adventurous customers. Our customer feedback and commercial viability are at the forefront of our decisions to offer more excellent destination choices. As such, Bursa is the third destination we are introducing in our operations in Turkiye.

“We are sure it will appeal to our frequent passengers to Turkiye, mainly Istanbul because of the proximity between Istanbul and Bursa which can be easily accessed with an array of ground travel options.”

“The charming city of Bursa offers many tourist attractions from adventure, and sightseeing to shopping and the pleasant weather offers a holistic enjoyable experience.

“We continue to be highly committed to our expansion plans in prompting Oman and achieving our goals in meeting Oman Vision 2040 while continuing to connect the network better and add more direct routes to new destinations. We are in the process of adding more aircraft to the fleet to serve more destinations and increase frequency whereby offering convenience, greater choice, and while maintaining affordability.”

Her Excellency Ayse Sozen Usluer, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkiye in Muscat said: “Today, Bursa attracts hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists around the world, making it one of the main hot spots for Turkish tourism. In 2021, more than 150,000 foreign tourists visited Bursa despite the travel restrictions caused by [the] COVID-19 pandemic.

“In ten years, the number of Omani tourists visiting Turkiye has immensely increased. It was only around 5,000 people in 2010. In spite of the pandemic, it was more than 50,000 last year. We hope to reach pre-pandemic levels soon, which was nearly 90,000.

“I present my best wishes for the continuation of the strong friendship between Turkiye and Oman, and for the well-being and prosperity of our brotherly peoples.”

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Linda S. Hohnholz

Linda Hohnholz has been the editor in chief for eTurboNews for many years.
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