Omani low-cost carrier SalamAir has introduced its first Airbus A321neo, stepping up from its fleet of smaller A320neos.

The aircraft, MSN10483, is a CFM International Leap-1A-powered airframe delivered through lessor GECAS.

SalamAir says the twinjet (A40-OXA), configured with 212 seats, will be the first A32neo to be operated by an Omani carrier.

“Induction of the A321neo aircraft marks another step towards meeting the needs of international, regional, and domestic passengers in the perpetually-growing aviation market,” says Salam Air chief Capt Mohamed Ahmed.

The new fleet mix will enable SalamAir to “diversify its portfolio and support the sultanate of Oman’s tourism industry vision”, the carrier states.

It adds that the aircraft will be capable of connecting Muscat and Salalah to new destination in Europe, Asia and Africa.

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Source: SalamAir

SalamAir has configured the twinjet with 212 seats, 32 more than its A320neos