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Air Arabia registers 15% passenger growth

Posted on Feb 26, 07:55PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 26 : Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, on Tuesday announced that it flew a record number of passengers in January 2013 as the airline carried almost half a million passengers.

Latest statistics released by the airline show that it carried a total of 492,847 passengers in the month, an increase of nearly 15 per cent as compared to a year earlier.

This represents the highest number of passengers that the airline handled in a month since inception.

The airline's seat load factor - passengers as a percentage of total seats available - stood at an impressive 82.5 per cent, further demonstrating the growing popularity of the Air Arabia's value for money services.

The airline has witnessed a steady increase in passenger numbersin 2012. Last year, the low-cost pioneer carried has 5.3 million passengers, an increase of over 13 per cent compared to 2011.

Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia, said: "The record number demonstrates the strength of Air Arabia -offering affordable fares to an ever growing range of destinations. As we embark on a growth journey, we remain committed to millions of passengers who choose to fly with Air Arabia, whether for business or leisure purposes."