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Air Arabia announces Joint Venture With DAL Group to Launch New Airline in Sudan

Air Arabia, and DAL Group, an innovative and customer-centric conglomerate in Sudan, have formed a joint venture to launch ‘Air Arabia Sudan’, which will be based at Khartoum International Airport.


Air Arabia Airbus A320 - Courtesy Air Arabia

On Thursday (September 22, 2022), Air Arabia announced the formation of a joint venture with DAL Group, one of Sudan’s most innovative and customer-focused conglomerates, to launch a new airline called ‘Air Arabia Sudan’, which will be based at Khartoum International Airport. The new carrier will follow Air Arabia Group’s value-added product offering, with a best-in-class ticket pricing model accessible to all income groups, empowering travelers to save by paying only for the services that suit their needs.


In Thursday’s announcment, Air Arabia’s Chairman, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani, said,

“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.”


Also commenting on the new joint venture, DAL Group’s Chairman, Osama Daoud Abdellatif, said,


“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.


“By attracting top-flight foreign direct investment to our country at a pivotal point in our national history, we do so out of an unflinching commitment to our longstanding mission: to open up abundant new employment vistas for Sudanese youth and highly skilled professionals alike. It gives me immense pleasure to join hands with Air Arabia Group in this new venture, and we look forward to the launch of Air Arabia Sudan.”


Air Arabia Sudan will operate a fleet of new Airbus A320 Family aircraft, fitted with world-class comfort seats, and offering one of the industry’s most spacious Economy Class cabins and seat pitch. Customers will also appreciate Air Arabia’s signature online and mobile app interfaces, as well as the airline's product experience from ticket purchase to on-time arrivals. Work on securing the necessary approvals and licenses for the new airline will commence shortly, and the company will publish more details regarding route network and fleet size/composition in due course.


Founded in 2003, Air Arabia is the leading low-cost carrier servicing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The carrier operates a fleet of 58 new Airbus A320 and A321 Family aircraft and normally serves 170 routes from five hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt. The award-winning airline offers comfort, reliability and low-cost air travel. Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launched service from Abu Dhabi International Airport in July 2020 and currently offers service to 25 destinations. The carrier has grown their fleet of Airbus A320s from just two aircraft at launch to eight new aircraft operating today. On September 22, 2022, Air Arabia announced a new joint venture with DAL Group of Sudan to launch another new airline, Air Arabia Sudan. Air Arabia (PJSC) is listed on the Dubai Financial Market.



Source: Air Arabia