Representatives of SalamAir (OV, Muscat) and Embraer have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this week for twelve E195-E2s which, if eventually confirmed, will see the low-cost-carrier start receiving the planes next year.

According to a press release, the first three aircraft will arrive in November 2023, followed by three more in 2024, with the remainder due through around 2026.

Established in 2016, SalamAir now flies an all-Airbus fleet of six A320-200s, two A321-200Ns, and two A321-200NX to 25 destinations in 18 countries spanning the Gulf, North Africa, Europe, the CIS, India and the Subcontinent, and Thailand. According to the Omani government's news portal, Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir said the Embraers will be used to serve domestic and regional airports in the Sultanate.

The ch-aviation PRO airlines module reveals that SalamAir is one of two scheduled passenger airlines based in Oman, the other being Oman Air (WY, Muscat). There is only one Embraer aircraft registered and based in Oman - an ERJ 170-100STD registered as A4O-CX (msn 17000325), which is owned and operated by the Royal Oman Police Aviation (ROP, Muscat).