ADNEC Group launches charter flights to Europe and Central Asia to attract tourists to Abu Dhabi | ADNEC Group

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ADNEC Group launches charter flights to Europe and Central Asia to attract tourists to Abu Dhabi

Publication Date: 1 Sep 2023

-       This comes as part of the Group’s strategy to propel the growth of the tourism sector in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 September 2023 - ADNEC Group, through its tourism arm Tourism 365, has announced the launch of new charter flight services in the UAE, enhancing travel options for international tourists from multiple destinations while propelling the UAE’s hospitality offering and reputation as a premier global destination.

This premium new service, available from Europe and central Asia is poised to increase visitor arrivals to the UAE, while further solidifying ADNEC Group’s position as a key player in the regional tourism sector. The new charter service complements the group’s wider hospitality offering, supporting the travel industry’s role in the nation’s economic growth, a sector expected to represent nearly 10 per cent of the UAE’s total economy in 2023*.

Charter flights have been launched by Tourism 365 from high demand and non-commercially operated international markets. Hundreds of thousands of travelers are expected to experience Tourism 365’s new service this year alone. Emerging source markets boosting arrivals into Abu Dhabi include Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, and Tajikistan through its Tour Operators Market like Easy Booking from Central Asia.  This October, the German market will also benefit from the launch of weekly charter operations to Abu Dhabi from airports including Leipzig, Nuremberg and Cologne Through Own Tour Operator Capital Holidays. The charter flights will complement the existing direct commercial flight network.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNEC Group, said, "Our strategic ongoing goal is to boost the UAE tourism sector’s contribution to national economic growth through enhancing the offering and capabilities of the sector. Tourism 365’s ongoing growth and service diversification has the power to further increase tourist arrivals and diversify the source markets, increasing the international footprint of travelers visiting the UAE. ADNEC Group continues to successfully collaborate with tour operators to attract increasing visitor numbers to Abu Dhabi, highlighting the world-class tourist experiences available in the Nation’s capital.”

Roula Jouny, CEO of Tourism 365, echoed this sentiment, stating, "We are proud to further enhance our hospitality offering in the UAE through our diversified services. The new charter flight services, complimented by our tourism packages, not only welcome an increasing  number of visitors to experience the wonders of Abu Dhabi, but also contribute to ADNEC Group’s goal of growing the tourism sector’s part in the nation’s economic growth.”

As Tourism 365 continues to provide an exemplary hospitality offering in the UAE, each new service aligns with ADNEC Group's role in shaping the UAE's tourism landscape. With an ambition to offer extraordinary travel experiences, ADNEC Group and Tourism 365 are collectively creating a platform to promote Abu Dhabi as a global tourism powerhouse.