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UAE's Air Arabia set to launch flights to sixth Pakistan city

Low-cost carrier says it will start services to Multan from May 1; eyes more Pakistan routes in near future

UAE's Air Arabia set to launch flights to sixth Pakistan city
Air Arabia

Air Arabia has announced plans to launch flights to the Pakistani city of Multan next month, bringing the total number of destinations in the country to six.

Located on the banks of the Chenab River, Multan is home to more than three million people and is Pakistan's fifth largest city.

It is an important cultural and commercial centre with a strong economy largely based on industry and agriculture.

Multan joins Karachi, Peshawar, Sialkot, Lahor and Islamabad as Pakistani cities served by regular direct Air Arabia flights from Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah International Airports, a statement said.

Adel A Ali, Group CEO of Air Arabia, said: "With a population of more than 180 million and within just a few hours flight time from the UAE, Pakistan has always been a promising market for Air Arabia.

"We look forward to further investing in increasing our reach in Pakistan by offering more destinations and flights in the near future."

Starting on May 1, Air Arabia said it will operate services to Multan on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

In January, Air Arabia entered the Chinese market with the launch of services to Urumqi, the largest city in Western China. The carrier also added Isfahan and Sanandaj in Iran and Gizan in Saudi Arabia in the first quarter of the year.

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