( Gulf ) - Sharjah-based budget carrier Air Arabia has commenced operations from its newest hub in Kathmandu, Nepal, with the launch of FlyYeti.com, Nepal's first low-cost carrier.
FlyYeti.com's inaugural flight took off from Kathmandu Airport yesterday to Sharjah Airport.
FlyYeti.com, the new low-cost carrier in Nepal, is a joint venture between Air Arabia and Yeti Airlines, a leading domestic carrier in Nepal.
Air Arabia, a major shareholder in the new company, will apply its successful low-cost business model to the management and operation of FlyYeti.com.
"This newest hub will give air travellers who use Air Arabia access to new destinations in India and wider south Asia, as well as the far East and central Asia," said Adel Ali, board member and chief executive of Air Arabia.
"Now, people wishing to fly to these regions will have access to competitive fares with the highest quality service.
"The new hub will allow Air Arabia passengers to fly to new destinations and get the same high standard of service they have come to expect from Air Arabia. FlyYeti.com will also give customers in the Gulf states and wider Middle East an exceptional and inexpensive way to connect to these destinations," added Ali.