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Air Arabia hampered by slow liberalisation


Air Arabia enters a defining year in 2011, as it confronts major challenges in Egypt and aims to roll out its pan-Arabian strategy further north. CEO Adel Ali also admits the airline’s growth is being hampered by the frustrating pace of liberalisation in the region. [2391 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:


  • A growth and yield stock?
  • Pan-Arab footprint expands into the Levant
  • The home base continues to perform strongly
  • The regional liberalisation process
  • flydubai: the nearest competitive threat
  • Despite the headwinds, there’s a lot like to like

Graphs and data:

  • Air Arabia net profit and net profit margin 2005-3Q2010
  • Air Arabia revenue 2004-3Q2010
  • Air Arabia passenger numbers and passenger load factor 2004-Q32010
  • Air Arabia Group’s route network 2010
  • Flydubai capacity (seats) per week (31-Jan-2011 to 06-Feb-2011)
  • Air Arabia capacity (seats) per week (31-Jan-2011 to 06-Feb-2011)
  • Air Arabia average operational reliability and utilisation
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