Rotana Jet starts Abu Dhabi-Fujairah service
Abu Dhabi, September 20, 2012
UAE’s first domestic carrier, Rotana Jet, yesterday commenced its new service between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Fujairah, making it the third destination launched by the airline this year.
Upon departure from Abu Dhabi International Airport and landing in Fujairah International Airport the aircraft received a traditional water cannon salute, followed by a welcome at Fujairah International airport for all passengers on-board the first flight from Abu Dhabi, a statement from Rotana said.
The airline’s commercial and planning director Rajendran Vellapalath led an international and local media delegation onboard the Embraer ERJ 145 flight from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah.
The delegation was officially welcomed at Fujairah International Airport by Mohamed Alsalami, the chairman of Fujairah Department of Civil Aviation; Ahmed Khalifa Al Shamsi, the chairman of Fujairah Tourism Authority; Mohammed Saif Al Askham, director of Fujairah Municipality; and Khaled Al Jassim, director of Fujairah Chamber of Commerce.
“This is a key moment for Rotana Jet. Today marks a very special occasion as we celebrate our arrival into Fujairah that shows enormous potential and growth,” Vellapalath said. “With the introduction of Rotana Jet flight to Fujairah, the people of East Coast are now able to connect Abu Dhabi two times a day; either to do their business, or for short breaks or to connect on one of the several International flights departing from Abu Dhabi International Airport.”
“On September 26, we will be connecting Al Ain with Abu Dhabi. Rotana Jet remains committed to connecting destinations that are underserved and have a market potential. Fujairah is an example of this and we will continue our expansion by adding other emirates to our network,” he said.
“I am pleased to welcome the Rotana Jet service to Fujairah, improving our connectivity to the world. Fujairah’s strategic location and economic development will be enhanced by Rotana Jet’s commitment to Fujairah and I am both hopeful and confident of our joint success,” Alsalami said. – TradeArabia News Service