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Published on September 10th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer

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GECAS Delivers A321NX to SalamAir

GECAS has announced the delivery of the first of two A321NX aircraft to SalamAir with the arrival of one, A4O-OXA (c/n 10483), into Muscat, Oman from the Airbus factory at Hamburg. The aircraft had made its first flight in June and was handed over earlier this week. SalamAir is the first operator of A320neo aircraft in Oman.  With a current fleet of six A320neos, the operator’s presence has grown to touch over 84 airports, in 35 countries. Based in Oman’s Muscat International Airport, SalamAir is now among the first to operate the A321neo in the Middle East.

Commenting on the delivery, GECAS’ SVP & Region Manager Michael O’Mahony said, “GECAS is pleased to deliver our first aircraft with SalamAir, one of the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the Middle East. These CFM LEAP-powered aircraft will assist in their expansion into locations in Asia and Europe.”

Also commenting was the CEO of SalamAir Mohamed Ahmed who said, “SalamAir is dedicated to meeting Oman’s increasing demand for affordable travel options while providing a comfortable, flexible and reliable experience and a full range of services for our passengers. The longer range of the A321NX and additional 32 seats; enables us to continue offering travel to add new destinations and increase capacity on existing routes with more direct links between the Sultanate and friendly countries.”

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