DAS17 Day 2: Air Arabia targets South East Asia but doesn't need any partnerships to do it, says CEO

Adel Ali was responding to a question by Aviation Business at a press conference to announce the leasing of six new A321 neos
Adel Ali, CEO, Air Arabia.
Adel Ali, CEO, Air Arabia.

Air Arabia's CEO is confident the airline can go long-haul without needing to partner with any other Gulf airlines.

Adel Ali was speaking at a press conference to announce the addition of six new A321 neos to its fleet.

The aircraft, leased via an agreement with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) and Airbus, will allow Air Arabia to tap into long haul flights up to eight hours from Sharjah and Morocco.

Buoyed by a 27 percent increase in profits in the third quarter this year, Ali said wants to be able to target routes with emerging demand for its operations in South East Asia and the Far East.

When asked if like other Middle East carriers, Air Arabia would consider leveraging its low cost services with a full service carrier, Ali said, "At the moment I can assure you at the moment the two things we aren't looking at are low cost A380s, or a partnership with anybody."

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