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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.

Cathay Pacific & Dragon Air office in Abu Dhabi is the best offline office in the world
Cathay Pacific has opened a new office in Safar Travel & Tourism, a member of Al Fahim Group, double the size of the previous one to cater to the
increasing number of customers at Safar Travel & Tourism’s showroom in the heart of Abu Dhabi on 23 July 2008.
Present at the opening was Mr. Mohammed Al Bulooki, Vice President Airline Marketing & Aeronautical Revenue of Abu Dhabi Airport Company (ADAC),  
Mr. Mohammed Al Amiri, General Manager of Safar, Ms. Li Lingbing Counsellor of People Republic of China, Mr. Ismail Juha, Sales Manager of Safar;
and from the Cathay Pacific team, Mr. Tom Wright, Regional Manager Middle East, India and Asia, Mr. Henry Chan, Country Manager of UAE & Oman, 
Mr. Clement Tam, Designate Country Manager in UAE & Oman, Mr. Satish Shitut, Marketing & Sales Manager in UAE & Oman, Mr. Ashley Castellino,
Sales Executive Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Oman.
Safar has been General Sales Agents for Cathay Pacific national carrier of Hong Kong and flying to 119 destinations in 37 countries
since 1978. Cathay Pacific office in Abu Dhabi was established in 1978 with one staff representative, and currently accommodates
 four employees providing services only to Cathay Pacific customers. “Flying to several destinations in Asia, the most popular destination from
 Abu Dhabi is to Japan. Our highest sales season for Cathay Pacific is the summer period, starting June and ending in August,
 in addition to the month of December,” commented Mr. Al Amiri.
Currently, Cathay offers 10 weekly direct flights to Hong Kong and daily flights to Mumbai.  As these summer months are our high
 time of the year, we have a promotion running - ‘Visit Hong Kong Now’ – with highly competitive prices including air ticket and
 accommodation in 5-star hotels,” added Mr. Wright.“The outlet services both direct clients and supports the Business Travel Services
 and Holiday divisions of Safar. We offer reservations, ticketing, hotels and tour packagesmainly to Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore,
Malaysia and Australia. Meanwhile, we support business clients to Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea and the United States,
and the current office in Abu Dhabi, Is the best Cathay Pacific offline office in the world. ” continued Mr. Wright.

“ADAC would like to warmly welcome one of the world’s most renowned airlines to the city of Abu Dhabi, the opening of Cathay Pacific's
new office in the city is testimony to the potential the capital of the UAE has and the prosperous future it promises. We see this new move
as bringing us one step closer to see Cathay in our skies soon. ADAC is committed to providing best in class service at one of the fastest
growing airports in the world. In fact our first half of the year statistics has shown phenomenal growth of 38.6%,” Mr. Bulooki. Services of
Cathay Pacific are in line with Safar Travel & Tourism’s core business mission to deliver superior services with a passion to exceed all
expectations. As at times flights are in Dubai, daily complimentary shuttle bus service from Abu Dhabi to Dubai and back are provided for
Economy class passengers, and limousine service to First and Business class passengers.
“Our 30-year partnership with Cathay Pacific has fulfilled mutual goals and strengthened our relationship. It is one of the mainmilestones
in the history of Safar. We are looking forward to surpassing our customers’ and clients’ expectations and tackling new business
opportunities with Cathay Pacific,” concluded Mr. Al Amiri.

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