Sudanese conglomerate DAL Group and Air Arabia announced last week, Thursday, September 22, plans to launch “Air Arabia Sudan,” a new airline based at Sudan’s Khartoum International Airport.
The new airline will use Air Arabia’s low-cost business model, based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, across its entire existing network and “the value-added product offering operated by Air Arabia Group” on its low-cost model.
“We are delighted at Air Arabia Group to partner with DAL Group on this joint venture to launch Sudan’s new low-cost carrier. We are confident that Air Arabia Sudan will add significant value to the air transport sector of Sudan and directly contribute to the growth of the local economy and the development of the travel and tourism sector. We thank DAL Group and the Sudanese Civil Aviation Authority for their trust, and we look forward to working hand in hand to develop the new airline, which will serve as a new value-for-money air travel option for the country.”Air Arabia’s chairman, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani
Air Arabia has grown into a low-cost service industry force, flying to 120 destinations in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Europe with its fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft. The Joint Venture will be the seventh for Air Arabia (its third in North Africa). In addition to its primary parent company in Sharjah, the group holds stock in Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, Air Arabia Maroc, Air Arabia Egypt, FlyArna in Armenia, and Fly Jinnah in Pakistan.
According to Air Arabia’s statement, the ticket pricing model will be “best in class and accessible to all income groups, allowing travelers to save and spend more where they want by paying only the services they want.”
Air Arabia Sudan is expected to operate a new Airbus A320 fleet. Air Arabia claims that the product’s experience will be quick, practical, and dependable, from ticket purchase to timely arrival at the destination. Air Arabia stated that it is working on obtaining all necessary paperwork and hopes to begin operations soon.
DAL Group, one of Sudan’s largest companies, is active in the food and beverage, agriculture, automobile, mining, and other sectors. Osama Daoud Abdellatif, chairman of DAL Group, expressed his excitement about the move:
“DAL Group is excited to launch Air Arabia Sudan in partnership with Air Arabia Group. Our decision to partner with a leading pioneer of low-cost air travel is driven by our core commitment to perpetually contribute towards realizing Sudan’s long-term human and economic growth and development potential. Given Sudan’s rich national cultures, rarely publicized yet fascinating ancient history and breathtaking topography, our nation enjoys a unique untapped potential, and we are therefore steadfastly committed to developing the diverse aspects of Sudan’s tourism, travel, cargo transport and aviation infrastructure sectors”Osama Daoud Abdellatif, DAL Group’s chairman
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- Press Release: Air Arabia