FlyYeti.com takes off for Abu Dhabi
FlyYeti.com, Nepal’s first low-cost carrier (LCC), today launched non-stop service between Kathmandu, the carrier’s global hub, and Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital. The airline, which will provide service between the two cities five times per week, recently commenced service to Sharjah, UAE, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The inaugural flight landed in Abu Dhabi Airport today (February 6, 2008) and was received by the Nepali Ambassador in the UAE along with officials from FlyYeti.com and Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), the owner and operator of Abu Dhabi International Airport.
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, flights will depart Kathmandu at 23:00PM and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 2:25AM the following morning. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, flights will depart Abu Dhabi at 3:15AM and arrive in Kathmandu at 8:55AM.
“Less than a month after our inaugural flight, we are delighted to launch service to our third destination, Abu Dhabi, making FlyYeti.com, one of the world’s fastest growing young airlines,” said Adel Ali, Board Member and CEO of Air Arabia and Yeti Airlines International, the operator of FlyYeti.com. “Following the introduction of service to Sharjah, Abu Dhabi is now our second destination in the UAE, which demonstrates the importance we place on this dynamic nation. Abu Dhabi is witnessing fast and sustained economic growth and represents an important travel hub. From the modern and attractive Abu Dhabi International Airport, FlyYeti will offer comfortable air travel to the significant population of Nepalese expatriates traveling between these two countries.”
Welcoming the new carrier to Abu Dhabi International Airport, H.E. Khalifa Al Mazrouei, Chairman and Managing Director of ADAC said: ”FlyYeti.com is one of a growing number of airlines that sees the attraction of Abu Dhabi International Airport as an international hub due to its flexibility and wide array of newly launched products and services catering to the needs of individual airlines as per their business models. ADAC is happy to welcome FlyYeti.com to Abu Dhabi International Airport, and will provide the fullest support possible to its newest partner.”
FlyYeti.com was launched on January 20, 2008, in Kathmandu – Air Arabia’s newest hub – with the aim of providing affordable and convenient service to a broad range of international destinations across South and Central Asia, the Far East, the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent. The carrier expects to announce the launch of service to a range of new destinations in these markets in the near future.
FlyYeti.com is a joint venture between Air Arabia and Yeti Airlines, a leading domestic carrier in Nepal. Air Arabia is applying its successful low-cost business model to the management and operation of FlyYeti.com.
FlyYeti.com, also known by its legal name of Yeti Airlines International, is Nepal’s first low-cost carrier (LCC). The carrier was established as a joint venture between Air Arabia and Yeti Airlines of Nepal. Air Arabia applies its successful low-cost business model to FlyYeti.com. Based in Kathmandu, Air Arabia’s second hub - FlyYeti.com currently offers service to Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur. For further information, please visit www.flyyeti.com
About Abu Dhabi Airports Company
Abu Dhabi Airports Company, ADAC, is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Emiri Decree number 5, on March 4, 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure.
ADAC has officially taken over the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain international Airports, as of September 28, 2006. Under its mandate is the re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport, which includes the new midfield terminal designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to 20 million passengers by 2011.