KARACHI: Salam Air, and its newly appointed GSA Novel Travels (PVT) Ltd, organized a notable gathering consisting of all leading travel agents of Karachi at the Pearl Continental Hotel. The event was organized to honour the most productive, well performing and supportive travel agents of Karachi by giving them appreciation Awards and shields.
Salam Air was launched in 2016 as the second carrier of Sultanate of Oman. Its flight operation started in May 2017 from Pakistan with three stations: Sialkot, Multan and Karachi.
Salam Air appointed Novel Travel (PVT) Ltd as their General Sales Agent for Pakistan.
Novel Travel is part of Mian’s Group, one of the leading groups in travel industry with an experience of over 30 years. Mian’s Group has been bestowed with numerous awards and representation of various airlines in the past and at present. As a result of handwork and with a team of professionals, another milestone has been achieved. Above all, these are blessing of Almighty, through which this group is being acclaimed at International forum as well.
Captain Mohamed Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer Salam Air graced the event as a chief guest, along with other senior members of the Management including Mr. Mazin Al-Salmani, Director Commercial and Mr. Mohamed Desouky, Head of Sales.
These dignitaries along with Mr. Amer Saeed Mian Chairman Mian’s Group also inaugurated the new futuristic office of Salam Air at a very prime location in Karachi by performing ribbon cutting ceremony in the presence of media.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Nawaz Hussain, Country Manager-Pakistan Salam air welcomed the respected guests and thanked the travel partners of Karachi for their kind support.
While addressing the gathering Mr. Amer Saeed Mian stated, “It was an honor for us to host this dinner and recognize the top agents for their performance.”
He also appreciated the support of all the travel agents and said that the Salam Air have a big heart for Pakistan and told that most of the employees of Salam Air are Pakistanis.
He further said that his goal is to promote Pakistan as a tourism destination and to promote Salam Air sales in Pakistan with the kind cooperation of travel agents.
“We want to increase flights frequency and to open Islamabad and Peshawar sector” he added.
In his keynote address Captain Mohamed Ahmed said that he loves to visit Pakistan and trying to promote Pakistan in Oman as a good tourism destination.
He further stated that after receiving three more A320neo this year, Salam Air fleet strength will be of nine aircrafts, therefore we want to operate from Peshawar and Islamabad besides operating from Karachi, Multan and Sialkot.
He said that the Airline prime target is to promote tourist traffic to Pakistan as per the new tourism policy of Pakistan and the desire of PM Imran Khan.
“We have carried 2 million passengers up till now, we are proud of our team. The members of the team are always ready and flexible to serve you” he added.
Lastly awards and shields were distributed among top performing travel agents of Karachi.
Similar events were organized in Multan and Sialkot, two other Pakistani destinations of Salam Air.
In Multan Mr. Mohamed Desouky Head of Sales Salam Air along with Mr. Wahid Mukhtar Group GM Mian’s Group and Mr. Mujtaba Amer Mian Director Finance Mian’s Group inaugurated the newly built office of Salam Air.
Later in the afternoon a gala dinner was organized in Ramada Multan in the honor of Travel Agents of the region.
Mr. Mujtaba Amer Mian stated in his welcome note that Mian’s Group will promote Salam Air in all major cities across Pakistan and thanked the travel trade for their support of the Airline.
Mr. Mohamed Desouky in his key note address mentioned that Salam Air has carried more than three hundred thousand passengers to and from Pakistan in last two years and the demand is growing. To cater this demand they are working on increasing the frequencies and destinations in Pakistan.
In Sialkot Mr. Mohamed Desouky, Head of Sales Salam Air along with Mr. Amer Saeed Mian, Chairman Mian’s Group and Mr. Muhammad Imran, Country Manager Mian’s Group inaugurated the Salam Air Sialkot Office.
The Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner were hosted at The Heritage Club, Sialkot. All leading Agents of the City and Region were present in the event. Mr. Amer Saeed Mian, Chairman Mian’s Group, reiterated his full support to Salam Air and assured the travel agents that Novel Travel will be there for the travel agents incase if they face any issue regarding Salam Air sales. Mr. Mohamed Desouky in his speech thanked all the travel trade for their support and again emphasized that to cater the growth of tourism they require more flight along with new destinations closer to tourism spots. Later in the evening Top performing Agents were honored with Award and Certificates.