Air Arabia launches Nepal hub
Sharjah, January 20, 2008
Air Arabia has commenced operations from its newest hub in Kathmandu, Nepal, with the launch of FlyYeti.com, Nepal’s first low cost carrier.
FlyYeti.com’s inaugural flight took off from Kathmandu Airport today (Sunday) to land at Sharjah Airport.
FlyYeti.com, a newly established low-cost carrier in Nepal, is a joint venture between Air Arabia and Yeti Airlines, a leading domestic carrier in Nepal.
Air Arabia, a major shareholder in the new company, will apply its successful low-cost business model to the management and operation of FlyYeti.com.
“This newest hub will give air travelers who use Air Arabia access to new destinations in India and wider South Asia, as well as the Far East and Central Asia,” said Adel Ali, board member and chief executive officer of Air Arabia.
“Now people who wish to fly to these regions will have access to a competitive fare with the highest quality service possible via Air Arabia and FlyYeti.com,” he observed.
Kathmandu-based FlyYeti.com will provide affordable and convenient service to a broad range of international destinations.
The new carrier will start service from Kathmandu airport this week to two destinations, Sharjah and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and will extend its operations to further destinations across South and Central Asia, the Far East, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent in the near future.
“The large expatriate population of Nepal living in the MENA, South Asia and East Asia markets will also benefit from the partnership and hub, giving these passengers access to the vast network of both airlines.–TradeArabia News Service