Exclusive: Fujairah readies for passenger flights from India, plans to launch its own carrier

By: Sona Nambiar,  

An Indian carrier is in the final stages of discussions to start direct flights to Fujairah International Airport (FIA), a senior official told Zawya. The UAE’s northern emirate is also planning to launch its own passenger airline in the near future, the official said.

“We have had several discussions with almost all the carriers from India. Hopefully, we will soon see one of those operators operating from the emirate,” said Esmaeil Mohamed Al Boloushi, General Manager of Fujairah International Airport, a largely cargo-based airport. The name of the carrier is yet to be announced.

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