Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Air Arabia keen to expand India operations

Mumbai: Air Arabia, which recently completed its first year of operations in India, is looking at expanding operations to the South and North of the country.
While cities such as Kochi and Kozhikode represent important markets for the airline, it is also keen to fly to centres such as Amritsar and Jaipur. "We see good business potential in secondary cities which have a sizeable number of travellers still under-served by global airlines," said Rohit Ramachandran, Manager, India, Air Arabia.
The low-cost carrier from Sharjah currently operates to Mumbai and Nagpur with an average load factor of over 95 per cent on both routes. Operations to secondary airports, he said, had both advantages and disadvantages.
29/03/06 Sify