According to recent reports, Emirates Airlines announced that they will help to set up Dubai’s new low cost airline. The new budget carrier will be supervised by Ghaith Al Ghaith, who will step down from his position as Executive Vice President Commercial Operations Worldwide at Emirates to help with the endeavour. Though assistance is being offered during initial stages, this low-cost airline will operate as a separate brand and will not be part of the Emirates’ Group.
The airline will begin operations within the next year and initially fly to destinations within the GCC and neighbouring countries, the report stated.
Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group and the new company told the press, “Emirates will assist in the formation of Dubai’s new low-cost airline up to its first flight.
“I am confident that with Ghaith as the CEO, this new airline will be very successful. The Emirates Group will assist him in forming the new company and will continue to give all support as required up to its inauguration.”