Tuesday 2 October 2012
Last Update 3 October 2012 3:51 pm
Air Arabia, described as the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the MENA, has reported an increase of over 22 percent in passenger traffic to 379,092 in August, compared to the corresponding month in 2011.
The airline also reported that the average seat load factor for the month stood at 83 percent, registering an increase of three percent over the figure for August 2011.
“The Eid Al-Fitr break is a busy period for air travel across the region, especially this year with the industry witnessing a significant increase in passenger traffic,” said Air Arabia’s Group CEO Adel Ali. “More customers continue to take full advantage of Air Arabia’s affordable fares to an ever-growing range of destinations. This demonstrates the single-most strength of Air Arabia — its proven business model and product offering.”
In the second quarter of this year, the low-cost pioneer carried 1.3 million passengers, an increase of over 15 percent compared to the corresponding period in 2011.
The airline attributes this impressive growth to its growing customer demand for its value-for-money services.
Air Arabia recently announced the launch of service to Odessa in Ukraine, marking the airline’s 76th destination worldwide. In addition, the airline also increased frequency to New Delhi to double daily from its Sharjah hub.
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