Air Arabia celebrates 5 million passenger mark

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa has announced that it has flown five million passengers since its launch in October 2003.

Over a four-year period, Air Arabia has seen rapid growth and increasing popularity on its routes. In the past year and a half alone, growth has been quite brisk. Passenger traffic through the first half of 2007 saw 1.23 million passengers flying on Air Arabia, a 57.9 per cent increase from the same period in 2006. Most recently, in July and August 2007, almost 500,000 passengers made Air Arabia their carrier of choice, up from 347,000 during the same period in 2006.

In India, Air Arabia connects Ahmedabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Thiruvanathapuram, Coimbatore and Bangalore to the Gulf and beyond. The airline has also received an extremely positive response from customers in India. For year 2006, the average number of passengers carried for India was 333,176 and for 2007, number of passengers carried by far is 293,026.


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