INDIA: India-Sharjah demand soars for Air Arabia

Air Arabia, India’s first foreign lowcost carrier (LCC) and the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa has announced that its passenger average load factor for the first quarter of 2008 stood at 94 per cent across its destinations network in India. The airline served 246,296 passengers on the Sharjah […]


Air Arabia, India’s first foreign lowcost carrier (LCC) and the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa has announced that its passenger average load factor for the first quarter of 2008 stood at 94 per cent across its destinations network in India.

The airline served 246,296 passengers on the Sharjah ¨C India routes for the first quarter of 2008, an increase of 43 per cent compared to 172,246 passengers during the same period in 2007.

Air Arabia, who currently provides direct services to Ahmedabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Coimbatore, Thiruvanathapuram, Bangalore, Kozhikode and Delhi represents the highest network on any Middle East airline to serve India and connects over 39 destinations internationally.

"India is an important market for Air Arabia and we are committed on providing best value for money air travel" said Rohit Ramachandran, Regional Manager, India and Sri Lanka, Air Arabia.