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Air Arabia Moves to Next-generation Schedule Analysis With OAG Analyser

Abu Dhabi, Uae (ots/PRNewswire) - OAG [http://www.oag.com], the market leader in airline schedule data, is celebrating the signing of leading low-cost carrier Air Arabia as the latest airline in the Middle East to adopt schedule analysis tools from OAG and the region's first customer for the new, state-of-the-art 'OAG Analyser' system.

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'OAG Analyser' brings an unprecedented level of advanced data analysis functionality to the aviation industry. It is an easy-to-use online tool for extracting real meaning and insight from airline schedules data. By interrogating OAG's industry-leading databases, 'OAG Analyser' offers Air Arabia rapid access to detailed reports ranging from airline and airport route development trends to aircraft usage patterns.

Air Arabia, recently ranked by Aviation Week as the world's second-best-performing airline, and the only Middle East carrier among the magazine's 2012 'Top-Performing Airlines', will use 'OAG Analyser' to ensure the airline continues its successful period of growth through its multi-hub strategy.

The signing ceremony took place today at the World Route Development Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE and was attended by Air Arabia's Group Chief Executive Officer Adel Ali who said: "At Air Arabia, we always make use of valuable tools and systems to optimise efficiency and support our growth. We are confident this new system will support the airline's schedule proposition and market research."

John Grant, OAG's Executive Vice President, said: "The Middle East's low-fare sector has demonstrated a dramatic pace of growth in the last decade, with an average annual growth rate of 52% compared to traditional carriers who have grown at an average rate of 7% annually. This growth is due in large part to the expansion of Air Arabia and we are delighted to secure the airline as an OAG customer. With OAG Analyser, Air Arabia will be better placed to undertake market research and maintain its leadership in the region."

OAG is an exhibitor at this week's World Route Development Forum. Copies of OAG's 'Middle East Low Cost Carrier Market Analysis' report are available from the company's stand, number N54.

Photo caption [http://www.flickr.com/photos/8020communications/8 042728060/in/set-72157631418236846/lightbox ] : (left to right) Rob Shaw, OAG's Director of Analytics; John Grant, OAG's Executive Vice President; Adel Ali, Air Arabia's Group Chief Executive Officer; and Tony Whitby, Air Arabia's Director of Network, Strategy and International Affairs.

Notes to Editors:

Air Arabia (PJSC), listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is the Middle East and North Africa's leading low-cost carrier. Air Arabia commenced operations in October 2003 and currently operates a total fleet of 31 new Airbus A320 aircraft, serving 77 routes from three hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt. Air Arabia is an award-winning airline that focuses on offering comfort, reliability and value-for-money air travel. For further information, please visit: http://www.airarabia.com.

OAG [http://www.oag.com], a UBM Aviation [http://www.ubmaviation.com] brand, is the trusted source for aviation information and analytical services. OAG's leading aviation databases are unrivalled in their scale, accuracy and comprehensiveness and are integral to the world's aviation industry operations. For more information, visit: http://www.oag.com.

For further press information: Sue Davidson (present at the World Route Development Forum) OAG Mobile: +44(0)7769-672-755 E-Mail: sue.davidson@oag.com Sarah Dixon / Mary Donovan OAG Telephone: +44(0)1582-600-111 E-Mail: pressoffice@oag.com Marc Cornelius / Trudi Beggs 80:20 Communications Telephone: +44(0)1483-447380 E-Mail: mcornelius@8020comms.com / tbeggs@8020comms.com

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