Showing posts with label Air Arabia. Show all posts
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02 November, 2022

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi starts flightsto Kuwait

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Low-cost-carrier Air Arabia Abu Dhabi has started flights to Kuwait International Airport from its home base of Abu Dhabi, with the flight was welcomed on Monday with a traditional water cannon salute. 

A ceremony in Kuwait was attended by guests from Kuwait International Airport management, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the Embassy of the UAE in The State of Kuwait and Air Arabia management among others.

Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, said: “We are glad to launch Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’s first flight to Kuwait and we thank all our partners for their continuous support. Kuwait is a historic destination within the Air Arabia network, and we are happy to now offer the same value-for-money product direct between Kuwait and Abu Dhabi.  This launch further underlines our commitment to providing our customers with more options and added convenience while contributing to growing travel and tourism sector of both countries”.

With the addition of the route to Kuwait, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi now operates 28 routes direct from the capital to Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Nepal, Sudan, Pakistan, Oman, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Georgia.



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Schedule to Kuwait, effective October 31, 2022 (all times local):

Flight

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

Aircraft

Frequency

 3L 020

Abu Dhabi

9:05

Kuwait

9:50

Airbus A320

Daily

 3L 021

Kuwait

10:30

Abu Dhabi

13:10

Airbus A320

Daily




03 October, 2022

Air Arabia Egypt launches new route between Alexandria and Medinah

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Air Arabia Egypt has announced the launch of its new direct flights from Alexandria to the city of Medinah in Saudi Arabia.

The new direct flights, commencing on October 31, 2022, will connect Borg Al Arab Airport and Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport.

Schedule to Medinah, effective October 31, 2022 (all times local):

Flight

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

Aircraft

Frequency

E5 432

Alexandria

04:15

Medinah

07:10

Airbus A320

Mon, Wed

E5 433

Medinah

08:00

Alexandria

09:20

Airbus A320

Mon, Wed




Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia: “We are glad to add Medinah to our growing network from Egypt, offering our travellers with direct connectivity between both cities. We are confident that the new service will further contribute to the overall travel and tourism sector of Egypt and Saudi Arabia by providing an affordable and value-driven travel option to passengers travelling between the two countries”.

The latest route to Medinah marks the tenth city that Air Arabia Egypt flies to in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, after Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Tabuk, Taif, Al Jouf, Hail, Abha and Gassim.

Air Arabia operates a modern fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 neo-LR aircraft, providing added comfort with one of the most generous seat-pitch of any economy cabin. Air Arabia also offers an innovative and generous loyalty program “Air Rewards” through which passengers can earn, transfer, and spend points. Besides, passengers can enjoy a variety of snacks and meals at affordable prices from Air Arabia onboard “SkyCafe”.









Air Arabia Abu Dhabi lunches new route to Moscow

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Photo Air Arabia

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the capital’s first low-cost carrier, has announced the launch of its new route from Abu Dhabi to Moscow in Russia.

The new direct flights will connect Abu Dhabi International Airport to Moscow Domodedovo Airport with a frequency of five flights weekly, starting from November 18, 2022.

Schedule to Moscow, effective November 18, 2022 (all times local):

Flight

Departure

Time

Arrival

Time

Aircraft

Frequency

 3L 750

Abu Dhabi

09:00

Moscow

13:35

Airbus A320

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun

3L 751

Moscow

14:25

Abu Dhabi

20:35

Airbus A320

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun

 

As part of its expansion plan, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi continues to add more connectivity to and from the capital city. Its fleet has also witnessed expansion, from just 2 Airbus A320 aircraft at inception to 8 new aircrafts today.

The new route to Moscow marks the 27th destination that Air Arabia Abu Dhabi flies to after Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Nepal, Sudan, Pakistan, Oman, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Georgia, served directly from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi is continuously working on serving its passengers with exceptional quality, starting from its aircraft which is configured with 174 seats, providing passengers with added comfort with one of the most generous seat-pitches of any economy cabin. The aircraft is also equipped with “SkyTime”, a free in-flight streaming service that will allow passengers to stream a wide selection of entertainment directly to their devices. Before flights, eligible travellers can also benefit from the Abu Dhabi City Check-in service where they can drop off their bags and collect their boarding passes at the Air Arabia Abu Dhabi Sales Shop on Hamdan Street.

European and U.S. airlines dropped flights to Moscow and elsewhere in Russia following the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces and the subsequent war that has caused devastation to the nation and thousands of deaths. Air Arabia Abu Dhabi supporting the Russian war effort and government will cause consternation in some western nations, with at least one European leader calling for a nationwide boycott of the airline. 








13 August, 2022

Air Arabia's second quarter net profit reached AED 160 million

The Middle East & North Africa's largest low-cost carrier operator, Air Arabia has just released its latest results showing an impressive net profit of AED 451 million for the first six months of the year,  ending June 30, 2022. This compares to the AED 44 million registered in the corresponding first half 2021.

The Middle East & North Africa's largest low-cost carrier operator, Air Arabia has just released its latest results showing an impressive net profit of AED 451 million for the first six months of the year,  ending June 30, 2022. This compares to the AED 44 million registered in the corresponding first half 2021. 

Air Arabia reported a turnover of AED 2.24 billion, that's 110% up from last year and testament to the growing demand that has seen more than 5.2 million people fly with the budget airline between January and June 2022.

In other key areas, the airline reported that load fact was up 11% to 79% on average. Net profit stood at AED 160 million and the company’s turnover for the second quarter of 2022 increased by 125%  to AED 1.11 billion. More than 2.7 million passengers flew with Air Arabia between March and June 2022 across the carrier’s five hubs

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman of Air Arabia, said: “The solid financial and operational performance registered in the first half of this year is a testament to the strength of the business model we operate and the appeal to the value-driven product that Air Arabia offers to our customers. The strong performance we witnessed in the first quarter of this year continued in the second quarter and was supported by higher customer demand and cost control measures adopted by the management team”.

He added: “We have continued with our network expansion strategy in the second quarter of this year by increasing the fleet size, adding new routes and new frequencies across all operating hubs as well as continuing with preparations for the launch of our new ventures in Armenia and Pakistan. Air Arabia remains focused on diversifying and expanding its business while investing in product innovation and adopting further measures to control costs”.

05 August, 2021

Royal Air Maroc started operations at Eindhoven Airport

This week Eindhoven Airport welcomed a new airline; Royal Air Maroc will fly twice a week between Eindhoven and Nador in Morocco this summer. Eindhoven Airport is thus welcoming another national airline.

With its Nador destination, Royal Air Maroc focuses mainly on travellers visiting family and friends. This also applies to Air Arabia, which announced earlier this year that it would start flying between Eindhoven and Nador.  Royal Air Maroc flights to Nador will be carried out on Thursdays and Saturdays with an Airbus A321 featuring 220 seats.

Visiting family and friends in Morocco was not possible for a long time because the borders were closed due to the corona pandemic. Morocco reopened the borders to travellers from abroad on June 15 this year. As a result, it is again possible to visit relatives in Morocco this coming summer vacation. 

The Turkish community can also spend this summer with family and friends who came to Turkey by plane. The Turkish airline SunExpress offers flights between Eindhoven and the city of Izmir since the end of June. The flights are carried out on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Corendon flies on Tuesdays between Eindhoven and the Turkish city of Kayseri. The metropolis Istanbul can also be reached from Eindhoven. Pegasus flies to Istanbul's Sabiha Gรถkcen airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. In addition to business passengers, Pegasus is aiming for tourist visitors and travellers visiting family or friends with its connection to the metropolis. 





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15 July, 2021

Armenian state fund and Air Arabia to launch Armenian low cost airline

 The Armenian National Interests Fund and Middle East budget carrier Air Arabia (AIRA.DU) said on Wednesday they planned to launch a new budget airline with Armenian capital Yerevan as its base, reports Reuters.

The new carrier will operate as a joint venture between the pair, they said in a statement, adopting the low-cost model operated by Air Arabia.

"We see tremendous potential for Armenia in building its airline sector, which will add sustained value to the economy through job creation and the development of travel and tourism sector," Air Arabia's group chief executive, Adel Al Ali, was quoted as saying.

Air Arabia operates five hubs in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Egypt and Morocco, and its shares are listed on the Dubai Financial Market.

Air Arabia has been pushing ahead to expand in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak last year as low cost carriers bet on a post-pandemic surge in travel.

Its joint venture with Abu Dhabi state-owned Etihad Airways, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, began operations last year and has since expanded its network to 15 destinations to meet growing demand for budget travel from the capital.

Reporting by Hadeel Al Sayegh; Editing by Kirsten Donovan and Steve Orlofsky





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14 April, 2021

Air Arabia gets new Airbus A321-200neo LR Aircraft


 One new Airbus A321-200neo LR aircraft delivered to Air Arabia


UAE budget carrier Air Arabia has taken delivery of a brand new Airbus A321-200neo LR aircraft on long-term lease from leasing giant, Air Lease Corporation.  The jet is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A32 engines and is the last of six new A321-200neo LRs delivered to the carrier from ALC’s order book with Airbus. 

Air Arabia (PJSC), listed on the Dubai Financial Market and is the Middle East and North Africa’s leading low-cost carrier (LCC). Air Arabia started operations in October 2003. The airline currently has a fleet of around 58 new Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, serving some 170 routes from five hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt. Air Arabia is an award-winning airline that focuses on offering comfort, reliability, and value-for-money air travel.

“We are pleased to deliver our sixth new Airbus A321-200neo LR aircraft to Air Arabia,” said Steven F. Udvar-Hรกzy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation.  “ALC’s very first Airbus long-range A321neo delivered in April 2019 to Air Arabia and we have been delighted to see our new-technology A321neos contribute to the airline’s excellent service and growing operations.”



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03 April, 2021

Air Arabia soon to operate Eindhoven Airport - Nador, Morocco service twice a week


As of May 3, a new airline will be active at Eindhoven Airport. From that day on Air Arabia will fly twice a week to Nador in Morocco.* The flights will be carried out on Mondays and Fridays with an A320 (174 seats). Nador is not a new destination from Eindhoven. TUI already served this destination in North Africa. It is expected that Air Arabia will serve the VFR-market (visiting family and friends) where TUI mainly focused on the leisure traveller. If Air Arabia can obtain more slots for the summer season 2021 then VFR destinations like Oujda and Fez in Morocco will be looked at. But the country's largest city, Casablanca, is also a possibility.

Currently, Air Arabia has a total of 121 NEO aircraft on order, ranging from the Airbus A320NEO, the A321NEO to the A321NEO XLR. The gradual switch to these aircraft fits perfectly with our ambition to become more sustainable and to reduce noise pollution as much as possible.

Air Arabia is an airline based in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. The airline flies to destinations in the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

*Depending on then-current travel advisories and restrictions.  






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16 May, 2020

Air Arabia first quarter profit sinks by 45%


Air Arabia one of the biggest low-cost airlines in the Middle East has reported its latest figures for the first quarter of 2020 which demonstrated a 45% fall in profits.

The airline reported a net profit of AED 71 million for the three months ending March 31, 2020, based on a turnover of AED 901 million, a 12 % drop compared last year. More than 2.4 million passengers flew with Air Arabia between January and March 2020 across the carrier’s four hubs, down 14 % with an average load factor of 83%.  

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman of Air Arabia, said: “Air Arabia witnessed a strong start of the year across the breadth of its operations. However, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the global aviation, which materialized in airport closures, travel restrictions and low travel demand, has affected the overall performance of the quarter. Nonetheless, we are glad that Air Arabia still managed to deliver profitability and solid performance during the first quarter of this year”.

15 April, 2020

Air Arabia announces new repatriation and cargo flights to multiple destinations


Air Arabia has announced it will operate a number of new passenger repatriation flights as well as cargo flights to multiple destinations from Sharjah International Airport.

The airline will operate a mix of outbound only passenger flights as well as cargo flights during the month of April to Afghanistan, Iran, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Sudan, Egypt, India and Nepal.

Air Arabia is committed to supporting requests to operate repatriation and cargo flights and remain working closely with UAE authorities in this regard.

"Air Arabia reminds all passengers that gloves, and face masks must be worn in order to guarantee boarding."





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19 November, 2019

120 aircraft order for Airbus from Air Arabia

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low cost carrier, has signed a firm order for 120 Airbus aircraft comprising 73 A320neos, 27 A321neos and 20 A321XLRs. The agreement was signed at the 2019 Dubai Airshow in the presence of Air Arabia’s Chairman Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Adel Al Ali, Chief Executive Officer Air Arabia and Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer.

Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, said: “Air Arabia’s fleet growth strategy has always been driven by commercial demand and we are glad to announce today one of the region’s largest single-aisle orders with Airbus to support our growth plans. This new milestone underpins not only our solid financial fundamentals but also the strength of our multi-hub growth strategy that we have adopted over the years while remaining focused on efficiency, performance and passenger experience.” He added: “The addition of the A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR complements our existing fleet and allows us to expand our service to farther and newer destinations while remaining loyal to our low-cost business model. We look forward to working with Airbus and receiving the first delivery.”

Air Arabia orders 120 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, including XLRs

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low cost carrier, has signed a firm order for 120 Airbus aircraft comprising 73 A320neos, 27 A321neos and 20 A321XLRs. The agreement was signed at the 2019 Dubai Airshow in the presence of Air Arabia’s Chairman Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Adel Al Ali, Chief Executive Officer Air Arabia and Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer.

Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, said: “Air Arabia’s fleet growth strategy has always been driven by commercial demand and we are glad to announce today one of the region’s largest single-aisle orders with Airbus to support our growth plans. This new milestone underpins not only our solid financial fundamentals but also the strength of our multi-hub growth strategy that we have adopted over the years while remaining focused on efficiency, performance and passenger experience.” He added: “The addition of the A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR complements our existing fleet and allows us to expand our service to farther and newer destinations while remaining loyal to our low-cost business model. We look forward to working with Airbus and receiving the first delivery.”

21 October, 2019

Etihad and Air Arabia join hands to launch Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost carrier


Etihad and Air Arabia join hands to launch Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost carrier

Etihad Aviation Group and Air Arabia today announced the signing of an agreement to launch ‘Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’, the capital’s first low-cost carrier.

Etihad and Air Arabia will establish an independent joint venture company that will operate as a low-cost passenger airline with its hub in Abu Dhabi International Airport. The new carrier will complement Etihad Airways’ services from Abu Dhabi and will cater to the growing low-cost travel market segment in the region.

Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Abu Dhabi is a thriving cultural hub with a clear economic vision built on sustainability and diversification. With the emirate’s diverse attractions and hospitality offerings, travel and tourism play a vital role in the economic growth of the capital and the UAE. By partnering with Air Arabia and launching Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost carrier, we are serving this long-term vision”.

10 May, 2019

Air Arabia to start flights between Sharjah and Tunis

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Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier announced earlier this week the launch of a direct flight from Sharjah to Tunis, Tunisia’s capital city starting July 4, 2019.

The new flight will operate three times a week; on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The flights depart Sharjah International Airport at 15:30 hours local time arriving at Carthage International Airport in Tunis at 19:05 hours local time. The return flights depart Carthage International Airport in Tunis at 20:05 hours arriving in Sharjah at 05:05 hours local time.

Air Arabia saw profits rise during the first three months of 2019

Photo Air Arabia 
Air Arabia recently reported strong financial results for the first quarter (January to March) 2019 as the Middle East & North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier continued to deliver solid commercial and operational results.

Air Arabia reports strong first quarter 2019 net profit of AED128 million, up 16%

Record first quarter turnover reaching AED 1,029 billion, a 17% increase; 5 new routes added to the airline group network.

Air Arabia reported a net profit of AED128 million for the three months ending March 31, 2019, a 16% increase compared to the corresponding 2018 figure of AED110 million. In the same period, the airline posted a turnover of AED1,029 billion, a 17  % increase compared to the first quarter of last year. More than 2.8 million passengers flew with Air Arabia between January and March 2019 across the carrier’s four hubs, an 8 per cent increase compared to a total of 2.6 million passengers carried in the first quarter of last year. The airline’s average seat load factor – or passengers carried as a percentage of available seats – during the first three months of 2019 stood at an impressive 84 per cent, up 3 per cent compared to the same period last year.

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