LONDON – Sudan’s DAL Group and Air Arabia have announced the launch of a new planned venture airline “Air Arabia Sudan”. The new airline will be based in Khartoum International Airport.
Air Arabia – New Name Same Product
It is understood that Air Arabia Sudan will follow the same value-added product offerings and services as Air Arabia. This system allows all travellers a “best-in-class” option, which enables customers to pay for the services they wish to receive, but also ensures they are only paying for the ones they want.
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.”
The Airline will launch with a fleet of brand new Airbus A320 aircraft, with all the cabins being fitted with the latest and “most spacious economy cabin seat pitches in the industry”,
From its hub in Khartoum, the carrier will adopt the low-cost business model operated by the Air Arabia group and operate across its existing network. It is understood that the work on securing the needed and relevant licences and approvals is scheduled to commence shortly with a lunch date not yet set, it seems unlikely that we will see this airline before the second quarter of 2023 grace the skies.
DAL Group Plays Integral Role
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 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”.
He added: “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.”
More precise and accurate route network data and fleet size composition are expected to be released in due course, with no exact date provided by the DAL group or the Air Arabia Group.