Air Arabia (PJSC), the Middle East & North Africa’s first and greatest low-cost carrier, these days reported a worthwhile first quarter (January to March) 2020 no matter COVID-19 influence on the carrier’s first quarter monetary and operational performance.
Air Arabia suggested a internet profit of AED 71 million for the three months ending March 31, 2020, a 45 percentage much less than the corresponding 2019 figure of AED128 million. In the identical period, the airline posted a turnover of AED 901 million, a 12 percentage much less than the corresponding first quarter of last year. More than 2.4 million passengers flew with Air Arabia between January and March 2020 throughout the carrier’s 4 hubs, a 14 per cent decrease than the wide variety of passengers carried in the first quarter of final year. The airline’s common seat load thing – or passengers carried as a share of on hand seats – during the first three months of 2020 maintained its high average and stood at 83 per cent. Air Arabia managed to register a profitable first quarter regardless of overall performance being impacted by using COVID-19 pandemic that hit the global air journey in mid-February and continues to impact the aviation industry.
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman of Air Arabia, said: “Air Arabia witnessed a robust begin of the year throughout the breadth of its operations. However, the affect of COVID-19 pandemic on the global aviation, which materialized in airport closures, journey restrictions and low travel demand, has affected the normal overall performance of the quarter. Nonetheless, we are satisfied that Air Arabia still managed to supply profitability and strong overall performance during the first quarter of this year”.
He added: “Since the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reacted rapidly and took all feasible measures to shield our passengers and crew while making sure we proceed to fly safely the place we can. Additionally, the administration group has taken a collection of business choices to manipulate our constant and walking expenses throughout this duration while assisting our business continuity. All these measures are set in movement at a time when airways round the world proceed to struggle the largest task faced in the records of aviation”.
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani concluded: “Air Arabia enjoys a bendy and strong business model and is pushed by a clear business strategy. While this pandemic stays impacting the world financial system and offering very little visibility towards the future, we have full confidence in the energy of the aviation industry international and its crucial position in assisting monetary recovery submit COVID-19. In the meantime, we proceed to make every day selections that helps our business continuity and remain totally engaged with regulators to ensure we can serve our clients while adhering to the very best worldwide safety standards”.
Last month, the carrier introduced that Air Arabia Abu Dhabi has acquired its Air Operating Certificate (AOC), highlighting its readiness to begin running from Abu Dhabi as market conditions enhance and skies are open again. The carrier’s loyalty program, Air Rewards, additionally received the 210 Rising Star Award at the 2020 Freddie Awards for Middle East, Asia and Oceania at some stage in a ceremony held online. These awards intended to realise the up and coming loyalty application delivering value to members around the world.