United Arab Emirates budget carrier Air Arabia continues to turn in a strong financial performance, with a 30% surge in third-quarter net profit.
The net figure reached Dhs214 million ($58 million) for the three months to 30 September.
Sharjah-based Air Arabia's third-quarter revenue was up by 69% to Dhs625 million, as passenger numbers increased by one-third to 979,000. Load factor for the period was 87%.
Chief executive Adel Ali says the figures are a "clear indication" that its passengers "have confidence in our efforts".
Air Arabia's net profit over the first nine months of this year increased by 34% to Dhs374 million following a rise in revenue of 68% to nearly Dhs1.5 billion.
The carrier operates 16 Airbus A320s but has dozens more on order.
Early next year the airline plans to establish a new division, Air Arabia Maroc, in Casablanca through a partnership with a local carrier.