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Air Arabia - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 22nd Nov 2004, 09:13
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and get paid for all of it
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Old 22nd Nov 2004, 15:43
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I guess I did the right thing when I turned Lorna`s invitation for interviews, twice.
It just did not sound Kosher....Sorry....Halal, when she sent me the details of the contract.
Take care,
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Old 3rd Jan 2005, 11:28
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Air Arabia Ban

Air Arabia is now getting desperate like Gulf Air to keep their pilots. Supposedly they got agreements with Emirates and Etihad not to hire ANY employee from Air Arabia.

A couple of friends are trying to come over to EK and one has already been denied. 2 others already come over in the last year, not enough to really matter, unless things are going to get worse at Air Arabia? Too bad they have to resort to that type of management.

Supply and demand, more carriers are starting to hire…

Good Luck guys in coming over
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Old 14th Apr 2005, 16:53
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air arabia interview

Do you have any information, I have an interview next month,
you confirm that all pilots are leaving, bad management, salary is quite good
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Old 14th Apr 2005, 19:35
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Are they also hiring non-type rated guys. Their website says min 800 hr on type. Is this really necessary if pilots are leaving the company? Guess they have to fill in the empty places..
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Old 14th Apr 2005, 23:59
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The grass is always greener......

Whether you go from GF, EK, EY, or Arabia is it not all the same sh*t different pile?
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Old 15th Apr 2005, 06:09
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I have to agree with wink wink....

It is all the same, no matter where you end up in the gulf! At the end, if you want to move, get out of the region...

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Old 15th Apr 2005, 09:34
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History rewrites itself...

Not much has been said about KU and SV. I guess they live in their own world and must have their good share of problems. Both Airlines do not advertise the country as a tourist destination for obvious reasons.
However, the brotheren on the other GCC started that drive last decade.
GF was the model Airline. It did not serve the ideals of the Arab Gulf World for some but ripped 2 Best Airline to the Middle East prizes in 82 and 83 and kept very good standards up a certain time and then came disaster... That was the Golden Falcon.
It spring-started a Gulf National workforce that eventually migrated to EK, QR, WY and now EY. I ain't sure about Air Arabia.
We know what happened with GF during the years. They seem to pick up the pieces now, and this according to Press reports. Are they really in teh black? I can only hope so.
EK seemed to have got the TOC sometime ago, stayed there, but it seems to be down-drifting. Is there the same syndrome?
QR does not care about profit. What's is important is to fly the flag and the name.
Cheaper, cheaper, cheaper will bear cheaper results shortly. Keep discovering.
EY is new but won't care about profit either now and in the future, as long as the barrel stays at 50USD.
However it bases its present performance on poor management credentials and skills despite all the publicity, massive expenditure on equipment just like EK last decade. The difference here being that EY has plenty more of money.
EY is banking on cheap labour from the start to produce what EK produced last decade. It'll be a total failure.
WY lives its own life and it has its own resources proper of a country that props up its own kind. Good luck to them. Most likely they will move up a gear within the next 5 years.
It's normal to see history rewritten even with bad caligraphy...
Good Management demands as much as it offers (and accomplishes) to keep their staff happy. This is written all over the place, but who follows it? The Manager that dares to do so will be on his/her way out pretty soon...
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Old 15th Apr 2005, 10:47
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EKs new biz plan is to be the most profitable and not the best airline any more. So service stds drop, cutting corners where possible etc etc.
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Old 27th Apr 2005, 17:49
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Air Arabia - which new destinations?

What are they going to announce on Monday? new countries? or additional markets in existing network?
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Old 29th Apr 2005, 20:50
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Dunno! You tell me
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Old 29th Apr 2005, 21:04
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Nothing on their website


The only info I know is that Alexandria (HBE) is their most profitable service and its the only destination served with 2x daily flights.
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Old 30th Apr 2005, 13:30
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New Destinations

I would bet one of the new destinations is Nairobi. There is a big market for LCC service on the UAE-East Africa run. Unless bilateral air services agreements does not allow Air Arabia to serve Kenya.
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Old 30th Apr 2005, 13:45
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Maybe Pakistan or hopefully Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Iraq? all have bilaterals with SHJ and their airlines already serve the Emirate with the exception of Iraqi, or they may return to Iran perhaps all three cities Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz, maybe Mashad.

Wishful thinking Urumqi in China, since China Southern fly Beijing-Urumqi-SHJ with 757 twice weekly.
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Old 2nd May 2005, 17:58
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Well, well, Kabul guess came out right even though Pakistan, Iraq and Iran had greater chances.

Sharm el Sheikh and Luxor are the other two cities, so one new country and two new cities in an existing market.

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Old 2nd May 2005, 22:23
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Thats fantastic news for Egypt!!!!

So now that's Alexandria, Assiut, Sharm El Sheikh and Luxor all served by G9.

When will these new services start?
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Old 3rd May 2005, 09:40
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TRV or COK (maybe even CCJ but they are closed to the ME carriers).
Big market - although AI has stolen a march over them with the just launched AI Express.

Incidentally AI express launched to DXB instead of SHJ- is it because DXB now wants to attract LCCs as well?
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Old 30th May 2005, 03:46
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Salary at Air Arabia

I just came across a banner for Air Arabia in www.aviationjobsearch.com looking for A320 pilots. They are offering 21,350 Dhs plus benf. for First Officers as the actual site says 13,000 Dhs to 15,000 Dhs based on the hours on type.

Can someone from inside clear this out for us?

What is the exact salary?

What are the benefits?

In few words, how is the company in general?

I heard they picked guys up with just the type rating, is that true?

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Old 16th Jul 2005, 13:38
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Air Arabia pull out of Afghanistan two new routes coming

The airline have termianted service to Kabul after just a month or so of service, why?

They may also be adding new destinations Madinah in Saudi Arabia and Almaty in Kazkahstan which will be their first market in central Asia, as the two are already listed at their site along side the destinations served by them, not in schedules or fare structure yet though.
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Old 16th Jul 2005, 13:58
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Another airline managed by arabs I guess no foresight or vision
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