Emarat Link Aviation will launch an air shuttle service between the United Arab Emirates' two major cities, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, next month using two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-114A-powered Cessna Caravan Amphibians.

The 20-minute flight will operate 12 times daily between floating terminals at each city and the aircraft will be configured with nine seats. A similar service was launched three years ago, but was withdrawn due to a lack of demand.

Emarat Link Aviation chairman Mohamed bin Thaaloob says that he believes there to be sufficient demand now among the business communities of each city.

He adds that that service will be extended to other Emirates, such as Fujairah and to Oman, if demand is strong.

Saudi Arabian Cessna distributor Wallan Aviation has sold a Citation Excel and a Citation Bravo to unnamed Saudi customers in deals worth a total of $14 million.

Source: Flight International