Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Air Arabia expects stong Moroccan growth
Air Arabia wants its Air Arabia (Maroc) to become as big as it is within five years. The Dubai-listed carrier, the Gulf Arab region's largest low-cost airline, plans to expand by three to four aircraft per year. Moroccan shareholders own 51% of Air Arabia (Maroc), including family-owned holding company Holmarcom. The remaining 49% is held by listed Air Arabia and a Bahraini bank. Air Arabia (Maroc) will help meet growing demand for travel to Morocco the government expects to exceed 2008's record 8m visitors in 2009 and is aiming for almost 10m tourists in 2010.