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Domestic Flights in Oman

Discover cheap domestic flights within Oman, including which airports to fly to and the best airlines for domestic flights.

What are the top airlines for domestic travel in Oman?

As of 2020, there are two airlines which operate domestic flights within Oman: Oman Air, and SalamAir. You can follow the links below to find out more about each airline:

OMAN AIR

Oman Air, which commenced operations in 1993, is the national airline of Oman. As well as international flights, the airline operates a network of domestic passenger services.

Domestic destinations:

Muscat, Muscat International Airport

Duqm, Duqm International Airport

Khasab, Khasab Airport

Salalah, Salalah International Airport

Hub Airport:

The airline is based at Muscat International Airport in Seeb, Muscat.

SALAMAIR

SalamAir was established in 1216 as a private airline, and is a low-cost competitor of Oman Air in Oman. The airline flies to international destinations in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, and operates domestic flights to connect the major cities in Oman, although its domestic network isn't as extensive as Oman Air's.

Domestic destinations:

Muscat, Muscat International Airport

Salalah, Salalah International Airport

Sohar, Sohar Airport

Mukhaizna, Mukhaizna Airport (Charter only, as of 2020)

Hub Airport:

The airline is based at Muscat International Airport in Seeb, Muscat.

What is a domestic flight?

Domestic flights, or 'internal flights', are flights which depart and land within one country's boundaries. Many domestic flights are short-haul, lasting up to a couple of hours. If a country has a national flag carrier, this airline will likely operate an extensive network of domestic flights, along with smaller private airlines.

Why fly domestically in Oman?

Oman is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in Western Asia. The capital and largest city in Oman is Muscat, which is also the cultural and business hub of the country. The country’s travel industry has grown rapidly over recent years. Every day, many people fly internally within the country, whether for business or leisure, or to visit family.

If you’re looking to book flights within Oman, Alternative Airlines makes it easy to book the right flights for your - simply use the search bar at the top of the page to type in the departure and arrival destinations in Oman that you want to fly between to start searching for flights. You can even pay the way you want, whether that’s using Euros, U.S. Dollars, or Omani Rial.

Internal flights in Oman check-in times

 

Oman Air check-in times

Online check-in opens 48 hours before and closes 90 minutes before scheduled departure. If you’re checking-in at the airport, check-in closes 60 minutes before departure.

SalamAir check-in times

SalamAir does offer online check-in, but this is only available on certain routes. If you are wondering whether online check-in is available for your flight, you can check via the airline’s website, using your booking reference number. Airport check-in closes 60 minutes before departure.

Muscat International Airport check in times

At Muscat International Airport, the largest airport in Oman, check-in closes 60 minutes before departure. Two self-check-in kiosks are located in the Departure hall.

Popular domestic routes in Oman

Muscat to Salalah

There are at least three flights per day, operated by Oman Air and SalamAir. Flights have a duration of approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Muscat to Khasab

There are at least four flights per day, operated by Oman Air. Flights have a duration of approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Muscat to Duqm

There are at least three flights per day, operated by Oman Air. Flights have a duration of approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Muscat to Sohar

There are up to ten flights per week, operated by SalamAir. Flights have a duration of approximately 50 minutes.

Domestic Flights in Oman
FAQs

What is the baggage allowance for domestic flights?

Baggage allowance will depend on a number of factors, including the ticket fare and class fare that you have booked, as well as the airline you are flying with. Your baggage allowance will be confirmed during the booking process, when it will also be possible to add additional baggage to your booking.

Do I need a passport for domestic flights in Oman?

In most instances, if you are a resident of Oman, a form of government issued photo id, such as a drivers license, is sufficient as your form of identification. International travelers should carry their passports with them.

What international airlines fly to Oman?

If you’re looking to fly to Oman, the following international airlines fly from all over the world: Alitalia, Oman Air, Gulf Air, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa German Airlines, Air France, Air India, Air Maldives, and Air Lanka. Many international flights will land at Muscat International Airport, from where you can catch an onwards flight to a domestic airport in Oman, on either Oman Air or SalamAir.

Can I book domestic flights in Oman online?

Yes, you can book internal flights within Oman online through Alternative Airlines, an online flight-search and booking website. We are an IATA and ATOL accredited UK-based flight booking website, making it easy to search and book flights on over 600 global airlines, including Oman Air and SalamAir, while paying the way you want, whether that’s using your PayPal account or using the currency of your choice.

Are domestic flights in Oman refundable?

When you book through Alternative Airlines, we’ve partnered with ‘Refund Protect’, to give you the option to add travel insurance to your booking. This means that, if you need to cancel your flight for any unforeseen circumstances, you’ll be able to receive a full refund for the full cost of your flight tickets. For this extra peace-of-mind, add 'Cancellation Protection' to your booking at checkout. You can find out more here.

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