Muscat: Airlines based in Oman have announced their decision to increase the frequency of flights to Kerala. According to the national carrier Oman Air and the budget airline Salam Air, the new services will operate from October.
During the first week of October, a daily service will be started by Oman Air on the Muscat-Thiruvananthapuram route. Currently, Oman Air conducts connection services from Muscat to Thiruvananthapuram along with Air India. However, when direct flights are introduced, the fares would come down, offering a relief to passengers.
Meanwhile, Salam Air said that it would launch daily services on the Kozhikode-Muscat route from October 1. Booking of tickets for these services has already started.
At present, Oman Air conducts two daily services on the Muscat – Kozhikode route, while Air India Express has one daily service. With Salam Air also launching its service, travellers from the Malabar area in Kerala would benefit.