Name revealed for forthcoming Fujairah airline

Eastern Express will pioneer the air feeder concept in Middle East.
NEWS, Aviation


The latest airline to be launched in the United Arab Emirates will commence operations during the first quarter of 2012 from Fujairah International Airport, it has been confirmed.

Eastern Express will be operated as a private company by Al Hajjar Aviation in partnership with Abulhoul Aviation and prominent local businessmen from Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

According to CEO Alex de Vos, it will be the first airline in the Middle East region to introduce the air feeder concept, which is already well established in Europe and the United States.

“Eastern Express will operate double daily flights linking Fujairah to the world through Abu Dhabi initially and later through other GCC destinations. It will use safe, modern regional turboprop aircraft that are specifically designed for high reliability and comfort on short, high frequency routes,” he said.

“Fujairah is rapidly developing with huge growth in industry and tourism and Eastern Express will capitalise on the need for passengers whether tourists and businessmen to connect to this emerging emirate.”

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