Air Arabia and DAL Group have announced the launch of Air Arabia Sudan, a joint-venture company to be based in Khartoum International Airport.

Air Arabia Sudan will operate a fleet of new Airbus A320 aircraft and the new company will adopt the low-cost business model operated by Air Arabia Group across its existing network.

Work on securing the relevant approvals and licenses is scheduled to commence shortly. More details regarding route network, fleet size and composition, scheduled services and other matters are expected to be announced at a later date.

Development of the travel and tourism sector

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani, chairman of Air Arabia, 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.”

‘Untapped potential’

Osama Daoud Abdellatif, DAL Group’s chairman, commented: “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 realising Sudan’s long-term human and economic growth and development potential.

“Given Sudan’s rich national cultures, rarely publicised 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”.
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