Air Arabia announces plan to expand Saudi services

UAE-based low-cost carrier set to launch flights to Abha from May 22; eighth route to kingdom
Air Arabia announces plan to expand Saudi services
By Andy Sambidge
Tue 16 Apr 2013 09:01 AM

UAE-based low-cost carrier Air Arabia has announced plans to launch non-stop services to Abha in Saudi Arabia.

The new service from the carrier's primary hub in Sharjah marks Air Arabia's eighth destination in the Gulf kingdom and 85th worldwide.

Beginning May 22, 2013, Air Arabia will offer three weekly flights to Abha, the airline said in a statement.

The new service to Abha will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, it added.

"The new service to Abha is a testament to Air Arabia's commitment in offering greater connectivity and value-for-money services for our customer base in the Kingdom," said, Adel Ali, Group CEO, Air Arabia.

"Since launching operations to the Kingdom in 2004, Air Arabia has been determined to using its infrastructure to organically grow its operations into many cities across the kingdom."

Air Arabia now offers 88 weekly non-stop flights to Saudi Arabia from Sharjah, and its Alexandria hub in Egypt.

In addition to Abha, Air Arabia operates non-stop flights the Riyadh, Jeddah, Madina, Dammam, Qassim, Yanbu, and Taif in Saudi Arabia.

The city of Abha is the capital of Asir, a south-western province in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is a popular tourist destination due to natural attractions such as its seasonal weather and fertile mountains.

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