A joint venture is established by the Sudanese conglomerate DAL Group and Emirati Air Arabia to establish a new low-cost carrier in Sudan.
Air Arabia Sudan will be the name of the new airline. The new business will have its headquarters at Sudan’s capital city of Khartoum’s Khartoum International Airport (KRT).
Air Arabia Sudan will use a fleet of brand-new Airbus A320 aircraft and will use the low-cost business strategy used by Air Arabia Group.
According to a statement made on September 22, 2022, by DAL Group and Air Arabia, work to get the necessary certifications and licenses is slated to start soon.
The contribution of Air Arabia to the development of low-cost airlines:
In the past, Air Arabia has been active in the creation of low-cost airlines. The business has already co-founded four airlines in the last two years alone, including Air Arabia Sudan.
- Air Arabia Group announced in September 2021 that it would partner with the Pakistani Lakson Group to establish a new airline in Pakistan. The brand-new low-cost airline, Fly Jinnah, would have its headquarters in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, and initially only offer domestic flights before adding international ones.
- It decided in July 2021 to establish Armenia’s new national low-cost passenger airline with a base at Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport (ANIF) (EVN).
- In July 2020, it introduced Air Arabia Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the government-owned Etihad Airways. The new airline, which was first announced in October 2019, launched its first flight on July 14, 2020, from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) to Alexandria, Egypt.
In addition to the most recent joint ventures, Air Arabia has helped launch four more airlines in Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, and Nepal. In contrast to the two latter airlines, Air Arabia Egypt and Air Arabia Maroc are still in business.