Air Arabia Group launched (01-Jun-2010) Air Arabia Egypt, an Alexandria-based company and Egypt's new low cost carrier at a ceremony in Cairo. Based at Burj Al Arab International Airport in Alexandria, Air Arabia Egypt first commercial service was launched to Khartoum. Destinations to follow from Alexandria are Kuwait, Amman and Beirut. A joint venture between Air Arabia and the Travco Group, Air Arabia Egypt will shortly expand further its range of destinations to key cities across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. Air Arabia operations from Egypt will commence with two aircraft. Frequency of Alexandria-Khartoum service was not disclosed. [more]
Air Arabia: "We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of operations of Air Arabia 'Egypt,' the newest member of the rapidly growing Air Arabia family of companies. Complementing our existing operations in the United Arab Emirates and Morocco, this new low-cost carrier will provide the same consistently high level of service, operational reliability and value-for-money fares that have become the hallmark of Air Arabia. We thank the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority and the management of Burj Al Arab International Airport as well as all our strategic partners for marking the launch of Air Arabia 'Egypt'. Working together with the Travco Group, with whom we share a vision of facilitating the economic growth and positive contribution to the Egyptian tourism sector, we remain committed to creating further opportunities for affordable and reliable travel across this young and vibrant region," Adel Ali, Group CEO. SOurce: Air Arabia, 01-Jun-2010.
Travco Group: "Today represents a milestone in the history of the travel and hospitality industry here in Egypt - and for all of us at the Travco Group and Air Arabia. For more than three decades, we have focused on fostering the development of an umbrella of brands that contribute to the diversification of the domestic tourism industry, which is so vital to the Egyptian economy. With the launch of Air Arabia 'Egypt,' we further expand the opportunities for travelers from across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region to visit the Arab world's most-populous nation, whether for business, leisure or personal reasons, while also increasing opportunities for Egypt-based individuals and companies to reach out across the markets we serve," he said. "Together with Air Arabia, we look forward to further expanding the range of destinations and services provided by Air Arabia 'Egypt' in the months and years to come," Hamed El Chiaty, Chairman and CEO. Source: Air Arabia, 01-Jun-2010.