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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.

NAS & Lufthansa Technik Strategic Cooperation
In a significant presence from senior officials of Saudi National Air Services (NAS) and Lufthansa Technik, a press conference was held in Riyadh, announcing the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement between NASTECH the Technical Arm of NAS group and Lufthansa Technik. The ceremony was hosted by Mr. Ayed Al-Jeaid the chairman of National Air Services (NAS), Mr. Sulaiman bin Abdullah Al-Hamdan –CEO of NAS, Mr. August Wilhelm Henningsen Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG and Mr. Walter Heerdt Senior Vice President Marketing and Sales
Commenting on the agreement and its significance, Mr. Al-Jeaid said that “this unique agreement is aiming at developing the technical capability of NASTECH to enhance its services to sister companies such as nasair, NASJets and other projects managed by NAS, Also, this agreement shall boost NASTECH ability to serve other potential aviation company within the region with international standard under the supervision of our strategic partner Lufthansa Technik either in our locations in the Kingdom or through technical training for our staff at Lufthansa Technik premises in Hamburg – Germany”.
From the other side Mr. August Henningsen – Chairman of Lufthansa Technik said that the company based its selection of technical cooperation with NAS on NAS’ reputation and performance over the last 10 years as a leader in the field of private aviation in Saudi Arabia. NAS’ management has an ambitious vision and Lufthansa Technik is confident of its successful implementation. He concluded, all of these aspects supported Lufthansa Technik’s decision to sign an agreement bearing in mind the growing scale of aviation market in the Gulf region, “Through this cooperation we are confident of jointly increasing our market share” he added.

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