QatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1729 posts, RR: 6 Posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 22241 times:
Pakistani entrepreneur launches airline in UAE
Flights to start from Ras Al Khaimah airport in May
Awan plans to launch flights from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport to Karachi and Lahore initially and then add destinations in India and other countries when it secures traffic rights.
"We have already acquired two Airbus A320s to start flights. Two Boeing 777-300s are expected to join the fleet when we plan to add more destinations, such as Mumbai after traffic rights are granted," Awan said.
okees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 20259 times:
Looks like it visits more destinations in Pakistan than PIA does!
Then there is this quote which probably is designed and written to instill fear in all major airlines in the area:
"Welcome aboard MMA Airlines, where you are prefab to reason similar an worthy impermanent and not just a passenger"
Oh Oh.. and this:
"Despite difficult times for the worldwide aviation industry, MMA Airline is steadily improving its product and services. Our strides in growth, development and transformation have placed their stamp on the past couple of months. The decision to enhance frequencies reinforces the airlines commitment to avail convenient and adequate services to our valued guests. Guests traveling on MMA Airline route network now will have more choices and flexibilities as a result of additional frequencies"
einsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2677 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 16661 times:
Quoting jayeshrulz (Reply 1): I doubt the UAE government would allow it, given the markets they're craving to expand through their own airlines. Ie. EY and EK.
The UAE's official airline is EY, but that does not mean that other emirates cannot start their own airline. Each emirate operates independent except for the common areas under which they form the UAE.
Consider it like this: would the US federal government shut down an airline based in, say, Boston, just because there's another bigger airline operating in New York?
"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
FN1001 From Moldova, joined Sep 2008, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 11871 times:
We are all laughing, but looking at the pictures published at facebook, I see that Mr. Malik Naureed Awan has enough money to invite a big part of the pakistani community of Dubai to celebrate his opening event at the Jumeira Beach, or the launching of his Forex Platform at the Burj al Arab. Mr. Awan is awarded as Pakistani Youngest Successful Businessman in 2010 in UAE, meaning that he is not only spending heritage money, but also generating something.
Having a look at his airline ambitions, I would not underestimate him. His customers do not care if it is an old or new A or B frame, they will be happy to have one more choice to fly cheap home. His service will not interfere with EK or EY, it will be more some sort of LCC for expat workers.
Even with his fake or real bank, located at the Zurich Electricity Plant (according to the map), he might impress some investors to give him funds for his airline.
Here you can see him in the cockpit of a plane, not sure if it is his one: