Bouteiller named as CEO of Oman's Salam Air
Former CEO of Saudi Arabia's successful low cost carrier NAsair, Francois Bouteiller has been appointed chief executive of Oman's first budget airline, Salam Air
Bouteiller has more than 30 years experience in the industry. The former Swiss Air pilot was the cofoundr of FlyBaboo
Salam Air is due to begin operations before the end of the year with three leased A320s.
“It is a pleasure to welcome François Bouteiller on board. His wealth of knowledge in operational efficiency and experience in managing commercial and budget airlines makes him a most qualified person for this position at this critical stage of the airline’s journey,” said Eng. Khalid bin Hilal Al Yahmadi, chief executive of parent company ASAAS and chairman of Salam Air.
Bouteiller said he is proud to be part of the Salam Air launch.
“Given the proximity to 80 per cent of the world’s population, the Middle East is one of the fastest growing regions in the aviation industry, with Oman well positioned for growth. I look forward to harnessing the Sultanate’s full potential as a premier and affordable destination at the crossroads of continents,” he said.