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Formed in 2007 and started operations in 2008. Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
P O Box 7151
Fujairah International Airport
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) (AL IMARAT AL-ARABIYA AL-MUTTAHIDA): POPULATION: 3.5 MILLION. A FEDERATION OF 7 SHEIKDOMS, UNDER BRITISH PROTECTION UNTIL 1971, THE (UAE) HAS ROCKETED IN A GENERATION FROM RURAL AND POOR, TO URBAN AND OIL-RICH. THE MEMBER STATES ARE ABU DHABI, AJMAN, DUBAI, FUJAIRAH, RAS-AL-KHAIMAH, SHARJAH, & UMM-AL-QIWAIN. A FAVORITE DESTINATION FOR TOURISTS TO THE ARABIAN PENINSULAR, THE (UAE) IS NOTABLE FOR ITS LARGE POPULATION OF GUEST EX-PATRIOT WORKERS, MANY FROM INDIA AND PAKISTAN, AND ITS GENERALLY PROGRESSIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD WOMEN. THE (UAE) COVERS AN AREA OF 83,600 SQ KM AND ITS CAPITAL CITY IS ABU DHABI. THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ARABIC. SEE ATTACHED MAP - - "KPA-MAP."
August 2007: Kang Pacific Airlines (KPA) is being established as part of Mr Paul Kang’s wider business interests in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Paul Kang holds UK and Indian nationality, and his family have run successful businesses in both the UK and India. He holds resident status in the (UAE) and is presently engaged in the process of transferring his business interests from the UK to the (UAE). He has already established a duty free operation out of the Fujairah Port and Free Zone and is investing in tourism in Marinas and Hotels there.
The (UAE) is one of the most dynamic economies in the World at present, with enormous infrastructure and capital investment taking place. It generates some of the highest airline ridership numbers, producing as many air trips per head of population as do residents of North America, much of Western Europe and Australia. It has a diverse population of (UAE) nationals with high per capita income and immigrant workers, whose employment status requires them to annual or more frequent air trips to their home countries, which include the Indian sub-continent, points in Asia-Pacific, and from the Middle East, and North Africa. The population is both economically active and growing rapidly in support of the large scale business and tourism developments taking place there. This pattern is repeated across each Emirate, not least in Fujairah. Fujairah itself contains only 3% of the current (UAE) population, but the surrounding catchment areas, including the neighboring Sharjah enclave double these numbers, so there is both the volume and growth potential to support a small and efficient airline operation based there. Fujairah also offers an uncongested airport built to international standards with a brand new airport terminal. Fujairah has significant tourism potential distinct from the brashness of Dubai. There are a number of first class hotels already established including a Hilton and Meridien, and several more are planned including beachfront villas and apartments. Tourism capacity is likely to more than double in the next five years in line with developments in the rest of the (UAE). It is already used a short break destination for tourist wishing to escape the busier emirates for a while. The Indian Ocean coastline, which extends from Fujairah City southwards into part of Sharjah and northward, again through Sharjah to the major port of Khor Fakkan is spectacular against the backdrop of the Fujairah Mountains, including the Wadi Woraya Mountain WWF Protected Area, which offer potential for eco-tourism.
(KPA) is to be based in the (UAE) at Fujairah International Airport. It will operate to Europe, initially to UK regional airports such as Birmingham in the West Midlands, East Midlands Airport (serving Derby, Leicester and Nottingham), and Manchester in the Northwest region. From Fujairah, services will operate to the Indian sub-continent, including to Amritsar, Cochin, Karachi, & Mumbai, and Asia-Pacific, including Manila. Regional services will also be operated to the Arabian Gulf destinations and to the Middle East. Using its location on the crossroads between Europe and Asia-Pacific Fujairah also offers the potential to interline passengers, for example between Europe and India, thereby supporting the local traffic, who will be using the non-stop direct services being offered.
Detailed planning is underway for (KPA) to obtain an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the (UAE) by early 2008. In the meantime, it will commence operations using wet-leased airplane. Plans for airplane acquisition are underway and the airplane types under consideration include 250 to 300 seats wide bodies such as the A300-600R and 767-300ER, and 150-200 seat narrow body types, including the A320 family and 737 Classic and 737NG airplanes. The wide bodies will operate to Europe and Asia-Pacific, and the narrow bodies within the Middle East and Indian sub-continent. A project office has been established at Fujairah, and is being staffed with the key management team who will oversee the detailed planning and implementation of flight and ground operations.
November 2007: Kang Pacific Airways (KPA), a low-cost carrier (LCC) based in Fujairah, will launch its first flight December 20 to Manila. Operating initially with two leased DC-10s, the carrier owned by UK-based businessman, Paul Kang will fly the route thrice-weekly to start and intends to expand to Kochin in February, when it will launch a twice-weekly service. Kang said that he has invested $10 million in the start-up and that "demand is very high" for low-fare service from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to countries that provide a significant number of workforce and visitors to the Gulf state or those who may use it as a connecting point between the UK and South Asia. (KPA) is planning to begin flying to Nottingham East Midlands in June and eventually to Amritsar, Dhaka, and Columbo. Kang said all routes could be operated initially with the two airplanes and offered no details about further airplane acquisitions. (KPA) will offer full meal service on board and free bus service from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the other Emirates to Fujairah.