Bangalore, Oct 18 (UNI) Air Arabia, the first and largest low cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa today announced commencement of daily flights from October 28.
Speaking to newsmen here Chief Executive Officer Adel Ali said Bangalore was Air Arabia's 9th destination in India and the 11th in South Asia. With daily flights to Bangalore, Air Arabia's total number of flights between Sharjah and United Arab Emirates now exceeded 55 weekly flights, he added saying that Bangalore-Sharjah route was commenced from October 15 with four weekly flights.
Replying to queries he said India was an important destination for Air Arabia and many more destinations in India would be covered gradually after getting permission from the authorities. Air Arabia was the first International airline to fly to the cities of Nagpur and Coimbatore, he pointed out.
He said the low cost carrier concept had shown tremendous potential in India and had opened up vast challenges and opportunities. Air Arabia's strategy for India had been to provide affordable value for money travel for customers traveling to and from the Gulf, he added.
He said the to and fro cost of Bangalore-Sharjah ticket was around 30 per cent less than the present price charged by other airlines. He ruled out hike in ticket price in the immediate future in the wake of increase in fuel prices.