Air Arabia grows reach into Africa

By Alexander Pieri 10 December 2017
Air Arabia grows reach into Africa To date, the carrier operates flights on 133 routes across the globe from five hubs based in the MENA region.

Starting from the 10 December, 2017, Air Arabia, a MENA-based low-cost carrier (LCC), will offer flights to Asmara, Eritrea. Known for its modernist architecture and vibrant culture, Asmara will be the first destination in Eritrea served by the carrier.

Operating the route once a week on Sunday, Air Arabia’s flight will depart Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) at 22:00 hours, and arriving at Asmara International Airport (ASM) at 01:00 hours local time.

This is then followed by the return flight that will depart Asmara on Mondays at 01:40, landing in Sharjah the next day at 06:20 hours local time.

Commenting on the new route, Adel Al Ali, group CEO of Air Arabia said “Eritrea is on the path to becoming an important market for the UAE. Through the launch of this route, we look to boost the trade and bilateral relations between the two countries, and expand our footprint in the African continent. We are excited to commence our operations to Asmara, which will provide affordable travel options to passengers travelling from Eritrea to destinations across our network and beyond.”

To date, the carrier operates flights on 133 routes across the globe from five hubs based in the MENA region.

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