8-Nov-2010 10:41 AM

Air Arabia: Low-cost carriers have changed UAE residents' travel habits, reveals survey

Air Arabia cited (05-Nov-2010) a recent travel survey conducted by YouGov Siraj revealing that LCCs have changed the travel habits of UAE residents. Some 69% of respondents travel more frequently due to the availability of LCCs in the region, 63% have used LCCs for leisure travel in the past two years and 60% of the non-LCC travellers are interested in traveling on low-cost carriers in the future. The survey also reveals that the main factors that determine UAE residents’ travel plans are low fares, convenience (flight timings, airport location) and destination of choice. [more]

Air Arabia: “Air Arabia introduced low-cost airlines to the region in October 2003, during a time when luxury travel was emphasised, and since then, the concept of budget travel has gone from strength to strength. Seven years later, we are pleased to learn that Air Arabia is the LCC of choice to most UAE residents who have used LCCs for leisure travel and are benefiting from the competitive fares LCCs offers,” Adel Ali, Group CEO and Board Member. Source: Air Arabia, 05-Nov-2010

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