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     GoAir Launches Flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Abu Dhabi International Airport
 
Abu Dhabi Airports has welcomed GoAir’s launch of daily new flights connecting the two most important Indian cities - Mumbai and Delhi to the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi.
 
GoAir’s inaugural flight from Mumbai and Delhi to Abu Dhabi was received with warmth and fanfare, as the Indian subcontinent remains one of the most popular destinations for travelers departing from the UAE. Delhi is the capital of India and Mumbai is considered as the financial capital of the world’s 6th largest economy.
 
Maarten De Groof, Chief Commercial Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “I reiterate the fact that GoAir is our most promising new partner and we are pleased to welcome GoAir’s flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Abu Dhabi. India continues to be been one of our largest and most important areas of operations, and we and look forward to ensuring GoAir’s guests enjoy a comfortable and efficient experience throughout Abu Dhabi International Airport where we continue to deploy world-class smart travel solutions, attractive retail offerings, and relaxing lounge spaces.
 
“This additional service to Abu Dhabi reflects the capital’s status as a key destination and transit hub for business and leisure travelers, forms a part of our strategy to attract new airlines to our network, and will support tourism growth in the Emirate,” added De Groof.
 
Mr. Jeh Wadia, Managing Director of GoAir, said: “Our daily flights between Mumbai/ Delhi and Abu Dhabi is a manifestation of GoAir’s vision for the Middle East. Here we are, in less than six months, with a new set of routes that symbolizes business and leisure and also reminds us of the historically strong Indian–UAE relationship. GoAir is India’s fastest growing airline and we see Abu Dhabi as the logical extension of our operations. GoAir is delighted to work with Abu Dhabi Airports and its management. I welcome aboard passengers from Mumbai, Delhi and Abu Dhabi on daily direct flight services. FlySmart, fly GoAir.
Earlier this year, GoAir and Safar Travel & Tourism announced the inauguration of the airline’s first flight between Kannur International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport. GoAir is India’s fastest growing airline, committed to providing travelers value for their money through the highest standards of customer service delivery and affordable air fares. With its 50 Airbus A320 fleet of aircraft, the airline offers more than 270 daily flights and approximately 1,600 weekly flights across domestic and international destinations.
 


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  12/09/2018
Middle East Airlines (MEA) awards top performing travel agencies in Abu Dhabi

At the Annual Middle East Airlines (MEA) Travel Agencies Awards Ceremony yesterday evening taking place in Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel, the national Lebanese carrier announced a 5% increase in sales and 2% rise in the number of travelers to and from Abu Dhabi and Lebanon in 2017 compared to the year before.
 
Various important personalities attended the ceremony including: Sufyan Al Saleh – President of the Lebanese Business Council, Mohammed Abdulla Al Fahim – Group Head of Business Development for ALFAHIM, Jihad Hazzan, COO of ALFAHIM Hospitality.
 
During the ceremony, Ziad Najjar, MEA Abu Dhabi Area Manager, said, “The Annual MEA Awards Ceremony is an important event for us as it gives us the opportunity to thank our loyal partners spread across Abu Dhabi city and Al Ain for their high performance and ongoing support throughout the year”.
 
Lebanon is one of the most sought-after destinations in summer and winter with peak seasons starting from April to August and November to December.
 
Organized by Safar Travel & Tourism, the travel arm of the Emirati conglomerate ALFAHIM, the award ceremony corroborates the 51-year-old robust relationship between the two entities.
 
Awj Khalil, General Manager of Safar, added, “In 2017, we saw a high increase in the influx of passengers by 9% compared to 2016 as expatriates normally visit their families for the holiday seasons, and tourists from the UAE travel to enjoy the beauty of the country and its rich culture”. 

Sufyan Al Saleh – President of the Lebanese Business Council, Mohammed Abdulla Al Fahim – Group Head of Business Development for ALFAHIM, Jihad Hazzan, COO of ALFAHIM Hospitality.
 
During the ceremony, Ziad Najjar, MEA Abu Dhabi Area Manager, said, “The Annual MEA Awards Ceremony is an important event for us as it gives us the opportunity to thank our loyal partners spread across Abu Dhabi city and Al Ain for their high performance and ongoing support throughout the year”.
 
Lebanon is one of the most sought-after destinations in summer and winter with peak seasons starting from April to August and November to December.
 
Organized by Safar Travel & Tourism, the travel arm of the Emirati conglomerate ALFAHIM, the award ceremony corroborates the 51-year-old robust relationship between the two entities.
 
Awj Khalil, General Manager of Safar, added, “In 2017, we saw a high increase in the influx of passengers by 9% compared to 2016 as expatriates normally visit their families for the holiday seasons, and tourists from the UAE travel to enjoy the beauty of the country and its rich culture”.
 
Khalil continued, “We, at Safar, firmly abide by the core values of Commitment and Diligence to ensure a continued successful partnership with MEA Abu Dhabi and our customers, reaffirming our established customer-focused position in the Abu Dhabi travel industry”.
 
MEA also announced its new world-class Training & Conferences Center in Beirut at the ceremony, which was opened on 1 November 2017. The 43,500-sqm project shall be open for all Arab and international airline companies to contribute to Beirut’s pioneering regional role in culture and education. 

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