Swissport Wins SalamAir Contract in Muscat

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SalamAir of Oman has signed a five-year contract with Swissport International for ground handling at Muscat International Airport. As of January 1, 2019, Swissport will provide the Omani carrier with a full range of services, from passenger duties to ramp operations.
Swissport said it will handle the low-cost carrier’s flights to currently three domestic and eleven international destinations in nine countries. The airline is currently operating four Airbus A320 aircraft from its hub in Muscat, with five additional aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2019. In addition to the hub services at Muscat International Airport, Swissport has already started to handle SalamAir’s daily flights at the private airport of Mukhaizna (UKH) in the Omani desert.
Swissport entered the Omani market in April 2017 together with its joint venture partner Al Jarwani Group, which holds 30% of the shares. Swissport Oman’s customer portfolio now includes flydubai, Air Arabia, Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Air New Zealand and now SalamAir.