RIYADH: Middle East and North Africa region’s largest air carrier Air Arabia has joined hands with Sudanese conglomerate DAL Group to launch a new airline called ‘Air Arabia Sudan’.
The carrier will be created through a joint venture between the two companies, and will be based in Khartoum International Airport, located in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.
Air Arabia Sudan will have a fleet of new Airbus A320 aircraft, according to a statement.
“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,” said Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani, chairman of Air Arabia.
He added: “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.”
Osama Daoud Abdellatif, DAL Group’s chairman, said: “Our decision to partner with a leading pioneer of low-cost air travel is driven by our core commitment to perpetually contribute toward realizing Sudan’s long-term human and economic growth and development potential.”