Etihad Airways is preparing to launch seasonal flights between Abu Dhabi and the coastal city of Salalah, southern Oman, in time for the region’s unique Khareef, or green season. Salalah is one of the few locations on the Arabian Peninsula that experiences a monsoon season, creating extensive vegetation growth and spectacular waterfalls throughout the coastal ranges, and delivering significantly lower temperatures than the rest of the GCC.
Etihad will fly to Salalah four times per week between 2 July and 31 August, the peak of the green season. The flights, to be operated with two-class Airbus A320 aircraft, will depart Abu Dhabi at 8.05am each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving at 10.00am, and enabling guests to begin their break by early afternoon.
Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Salalah is one of the most sought-after destinations in Oman, and Khareef is an amazing season in which to visit. The green mountains and flowing waterfalls are rare and beautiful in this region, and less than two hours flying time from Abu Dhabi. Our new seasonal flights provide a great opportunity to experience this extraordinary destination at one of the best times of the year, either for a short break or an extended period.”
The flights to Salalah will take to 25 the number of weekly Etihad flights between Abu Dhabi and Oman – 21 to Muscat and four to Salalah. For more information, or to make a booking, visit www.etihad.com.
Timetable: Abu Dhabi – Salalah, effective 2 July 2019 – 31 August 2019:
Flights will depart from Abu Dhabi at 08h05, arriving in Salalah at 10h00 on Tuesdays,Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The return service will depart Salalah at 10h50, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 12h40 on the same days.