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UAE's Air Arabia to launch Baghdad service

Three weekly services will operate between Sharjah and Iraqi capital from March 10

UAE's Air Arabia to launch Baghdad service
Air Arabia

UAE carrier Air
Arabia will launch flights between Sharjah and Baghdad from March 10,
the low-cost airline announced on Tuesday.

Three weekly services will operate between Sharjah and the Iraqi capital. That
will be increased to five per week later in the year.

Inaugural
flight G90361 will take off from Sharjah International Airport on March 10 at
14:40 and arrive at Baghdad International Airport at 16:10 local time, the
airline said.

Return
flights will operate on the same days, departing Baghdad at 16:50 and arriving
in Sharjah at 20:05.

Baghdad is Air Arabia’s fourth destination in Iraq, after Basra, Erbil and Najaf,
and its 83rd globally.

The
airline will now operate 23 weekly services to Iraq.

Air
Arabia Group CEO Adel Ali said Iraq was an important market for the airline,
with a population of 7.3m.

“Three
months since we launched our last destination in Iraq, we are delighted to
spread our wings further into the country, with the launch of services to the
capital city,” Ali said.

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