Air Arabia demands soar on Indian routes
Sharjah, May 1, 2008
The passenger average load factor of Air Arabia across its destination network in India has soared to 94 per cent for the first quarter of 2008.
Air Arabia is the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa.
The airline served 246,296 passengers on its Sharjah–India routes for the first quarter of 2008, an increase of 43 per cent compared to 172,246 passengers during the same period in 2007, a statement said.
Air Arabia flies directly from its hub in Sharjah to Ahmedabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Coimbatore, Thiruvanathapuram, Bangalore, Kozhikode and Delhi. This represents the most comprehensive destination network in India of any Middle Eastern airline, said an official spokesman.
“India is an important market for Air Arabia, and we are committed to providing the best value for money for our customers who fly on our routes there,” said head of commercial department, Air Arabia, AK Nizar.
“High frequencies, on-time performance along with safe travel and affordable fares represent the unique service we offer to our customers. Passengers flying between India and the UAE will see even more innovative services introduced by Air Arabia in the near future.”
On-time performance was achieved in excess of 95 per cent across the carrier’s network in India. One of the key factors for the airline’s success in India has been its increased level of connectivity. Air Arabia has made efforts to fly to smaller, less congested airports closer to its customer base.
This move has not only benefited passengers, many of whom now have access to international low-cost travel for the first time, but has also helped contribute to further development of the region.
Air Arabia offers safe, simple and efficient service at affordable fares. The company also offers visa assistance services for all of its 39 destinations across the airline’s network. – TradeArabia News Service