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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.

Alfahim inaugurates the new face for Travel & Tourism

Abu Dhabi, UAE: - Alfahim, one of the largest family-owned businesses in the UAE, has unveiled the new face of its subsidiary, Safar Travel and Tourism during an elegant event held at the newly refurbished Safar premises on Liwa Street, Abu Dhabi today, 9 September 2007.

Formerly known as the eminent, 40-year-old Abdul Jalil Travel Agency – a name associated with trust and service – has been transformed to Safar, meaning ‘travel’ in Arabic.

“The re-branding of Abdul Jalil Travel Agency to Safar Travel and Tourism and the exceptional changes in its appearance and staff reflects its consistency with Abu Dhabi’s advancement in the region. Our new look and contemporary approach to travel and tourism will refuel our market success and facilitate our expansion in the services we provide to our customers,” stated Mr. Mohammed Al Amiri, General Manager of Safar. 

Based on Alfahim’s mission to “deliver superior services with a passion to exceed all expectations” and drawing on its tried and tested services, Safar has chosen to focus on long-term benefits over short-term gains. To accommodate this, Safar will launch five diverse divisions to fulfill the unique requirements of each sector; Safar Business Travel Services (BTS), Safar Holidays, Safar Adventures, Safar MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) and Safar Cargo, thereby creating superior values for Safar’s customers, corporate clients and group as a whole.

“Safar represents four major airlines in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain – Swiss International Airlines, MEA (Middle East Airlines), Cathay Pacific and DRAGONAIR. Our future plans include the partnership of more airlines to better services our clients, and to continually enhance our divisions and services in line with Abu Dhabi,” continued Mr. Al Amiri.

Hitherto, Safar has won the First Place Award at the 3rd Abu Dhabi Travel Show in May 2007 and the Lufthansa and Swiss International Airlines Award for its outstanding performance in the last financial year. More recently, Safar won the First Place Award for quality and new products, commitment, services and well-organized impressive displays at the GASCO-ATTAC Travel Show in June 2007.

With a long history of incomparable performance starting from 1966, Safar is carrying on Alfahim’s vision to be the best in class. With the emergence of the new look and name, new online website, diverse divisions and distinct services, Safar Travel & Tourism makes travel easy!.


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