Subscribe Free
in Air Transport

Etihad and Air Arabia to launch new low-cost carrier

Posted 16 October 2019 · Add Comment

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has signed a partnership deal with Air Arabia to launch a new low-cost carrier called Air Arabia Abu Dhabi.

 

Etihad and Air Arabia will establish an independent joint venture company that will operate as a low-cost passenger airline with its hub in Abu Dhabi International Airport.

“Abu Dhabi is a thriving cultural hub with a clear economic vision built on sustainability and diversification,” said Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer, Etihad Aviation Group.

“With the emirate’s diverse attractions and hospitality offerings, travel and tourism play a vital role in the economic growth of the capital and the UAE.

“By partnering with Air Arabia and launching Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost carrier, we are serving this long-term vision.”

He added: “This exciting partnership supports our transformation programme and will offer our guests a new option for low-cost travel to and from Abu Dhabi, supplementing our own services. We look forward to the launch of the new airline in due course.”

Adel Al Ali, group chief executive officer, Air Arabia, added: “We are thrilled to partner with Etihad to establish Air Arabia Abu Dhabi that will further serve the growing low-cost travel segment locally and regionally while capitalising on the expertise that Air Arabia and Etihad will be providing.

 “This step demonstrates the strength of the UAE aviation sector and serves the vision driving its growth. We look forward to a successful partnership and the launch of the new carrier.”

 

 

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

MEBAA to display future global business aviation trends

The MEBAA Show, the Middle Eastís leading business aviation platform, is set to return to Dubai, taking place on 08-10 December 2020 at DWC, Airshow site.

Qatar Executive unveils private jet programme

Qatar Executive has introduced its new and exclusive Diamond Agreement, which enables customers to pre-purchase flight time at fixed-hourly rates on state-of-the-art long-range and ultra-long-range private jets.

Etihad offers Covid-19 home-testing service

Etihad Airways is now collaborating with Mediclinic Middle East, part of private hospital group, Mediclinic International, to offer its UAE-based travellers a COVID-19 PCR testing service at their home, or at a Mediclinic facility,

GACA raises standards for cyber security

Saudi Arabiaís General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has been focusing on achieving highest standards of cybersecurity and ensuring business continuity.

DXB offers passengers access to new streaming app

Dubai Airports has entered a strategic partnership with OSN, a regional entertainment provider, to give passengers at Dubai International (DXB) complimentary access to OSNís new streaming app.

EAG launches new local content programme

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has launched the Al Watani programme, a new local content programme for suppliers who would like to partner with the national airline of the UAE to provide their products and services.

GAS_SK2805200920
See us at
MAPS2020 BT1102171120GAS BT0907290920SaudiAirshow21BT2011180221