Oman Air announced its participation at the recently concluded Salalah Tourism Festival, the Muscat based airline held events and weekly raffles for tickets between two of Oman Air’s 43 destinations.

Usama Bin Karim Al Haremi, head, corporate communications and media, Oman Air, said: “This event has been a wonderful opportunity for us to join up with our customers and the general public to celebrate the exceptional natural phenomena called 'khareef', also to participate fully in The Salalah Tourism Festival of which Oman Air is proud to be the official carrier and major sponsor.

“Apart from entertaining activities, the festival attractions included exhibitions, child and traditional villages and theatre shows. Most of the activities were staged in the municipality’s entertainment centre.

“As well as being a lot of fun, the event has been a great opportunity for us to engage with locals, and to show our appreciation for all their support and encouragement.”

“We would like to thank all those who joined us and we look forward to continuing our support of the Salalah Tourism Festival, as well as other events that play a key part in the life of the Sultanate of Oman.” 

The Salalah Tourism Festival is held every year to coincide with the Khareef, the monsoon season, which is unique to this southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, bringing cool relief from the heat of the Gulf summer.

It has been a practice for Oman Air to provide additional flights to Salalah during the khareef season and the Salalah Tourism Festival, with increased flights between the two cities during the months from June to September,  resulting in a total of 88,536 additional seats being offered