RAWALPINDI: A Qatar-based airline’s inaugural flight landed at the Peshawar’s Bacha Khan International Airport early on Monday.

The first flight of SalamAir from Muscat to Peshawar touched down at the airport at 3.13am.

The airline also plans to operate seven weekly flights to Karachi and three each to Multan and Sialkot.

A Civil Aviation Authority spokesman said the inaugural flight was given the traditional water salute by the airport’s fire tenders as it taxied on the taxiway-B.

SalamAir’s managing director Mohsin Albalushi and director operations Maaz Albalushi also arrived in Peshawar on the same flight.

Senior officials of SalamAir Group and Menzies-Royal Airport Services (M-RAS) were also present at the airport to greet the aircraft. A brief celebration was held to mark the occasion.

The carrier will operate twice-weekly flights from Muscat to Peshawar scheduled on Mondays and Thursdays. The new route will provide convenient travel options for tourists and residents between the two countries.

Published in Dawn, October 3rd, 2023

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