View Journey 2009

January 21
‘Bahrain Team Air Arabia’ ranked fifth in the International Sailing Regattas in Mumbai, India

February 15
Air Arabia announces AED510 million net profits for 2008

February 20
Air Arabia declared world’s most profitable airline in 2008 by Centre for Asia Pacific (CAPA)

February 25
Air Arabia and Dubai Islamic Bank launch electronic payment service

March 3
Air Arabia and Dubai Bank partner for electronic payment facilities

March 23
Air Arabia Annual General Meeting (AGM) conveys and board of directors approves 10% dividend

April 29
Air Arabia officially launches its Moroccan hub

May 6
Air Arabia inaugural flight from its Casablanca hub took off to Stansted Airport in London, UK

May 9
Air Arabia net profit for first quarter 2009 reached AED103 million

May 30
Air Arabia leads the world in operational excellence and wins Airbus Operational Excellence Award for fourth consecutive year

June 3
Air Arabia unveils its new holidays portal

June 10
“Charity Cloud” committee inaugurates Air Arabia School in Kerela, India

June 28
Aramex signs cargo services agreement with Air Arabia

July 1
Air Arabia inaugurates second sales shop in Casablanca, Morocco

July 27
Air Arabia was selected world’s best low cost carrier by Aviation week

August 6
Air Arabia operates to 9 European cities from its Casablanca hub in less than 3 months

August 8
Air Arabia net profits for first half 2009 soars to AED193 million

September 1
Air Arabia receives IOSA registration
Air Arabia takes off to Medina

September 9
Air Arabia announces joint venture agreement with Traveco Group to launch Air Arabia Egypt

October 27
Air Arabia and Mashreq Bank launches loyalty card

October 28
Air Arabia takes off to Samara, Russia

November 10
Air Arabia launches state-of-the-art website

November 14
Air Arabia reports nine month net profit of AED337

December 13
Adel Ali named Airline CEO of the year and Air Arabia named airline of the year by Aviation Business