07 October 2013
Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UAE National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA), the federal organisation responsible for coordinating the national response to emergencies and crises.
Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding, Air Arabia will provide the UAE National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority with all support needed in implementing NCEMA strategies and plans. The two organisations will also establish a joint working group to develop procedures that supports efforst taken by the NCEMA.
The signing ceremony was attended by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al Thani, Chairman of Air Arabia and Mohamed Khalfan Matar Al Romaithi, Director General, NCEMA in addition to members from both organizations.
During the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, both Sheikh Al Thani and Al Romaithi stressed on the importance of this partnership and the support that Air Arabia will provide to the vital work of NCEMA in achieving its objective.
The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority NCEMA is the major national standard-setting body responsible for regulating and coordinating all efforts of emergency and crisis management as well as the development of a national plan for responding to emergencies. Its work is focused mainly in the development, consolidation and maintenance of laws, policies and procedures of emergency and crisis management at the national level.