Air Arabia passenger numbers up 22pc
Sharjah, September 11, 2012
Air Arabia, a leading low-cost carrier in Mena, welcomed 379,092 passengers in August, an increase of over 22 per cent compared to the corresponding month in 2011.
The airline also reported that the average seat load factor - passengers as a percentage of total seats available – for the month stood at 83 per cent, registering an increase of three per cent over the figure for August 2011.
“Eid break is a busy period for air travel across the region, especially this year where the industry witnessed a significant increase in passenger traffic,” said Adel Ali, Group chief executive officer, Air Arabia.
“More customers continue to take full advantage of Air Arabia’s affordable fares to an ever growing range of destinations. This demonstrates the single most strength of Air Arabia – its proven business model and product offering.”
In the second quarter of this year, the low-cost pioneer carried 1.3 million passengers, an increase of over 15 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2011. – TradeArabia News Service