Mumbai, Oct 30 (UNI) Air Arabia, a Sharjah-based budget carrier, today announced that it has flown five million passengers since its launch four years ago.
In the last 18 months 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 over the same period in the corresponding year, an official statement said.
Recently, some five lakh passengers travelled with Air Arabia in July and August this year, which is up by nearly 1.13 lakh passengers in comparison to the same period during last year. In 2006, during the same two months, 3,47,000 lakh passengers flew with the budget carrier.
In India, Air Arabia connects Ahmedabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Thiruvanathapuram, Coimbatore and Bangalore to the Gulf and beyond.
This year so far, the Airline claims to have carried 2,93026 passengers, while last year the number was 333,176, the statement informed.