Air Arabia Launches Flights To Najaf, Announces New Joint Venture

Middle Eastern low cost carrier Air Arabia is poised to strengthen its presence in the region with the addition of a new destination. The airline has expanded its network to Iraq with the launch of flights to Najaf from its primary hub in Sharjah today. Air Arabia has also announced that it will be launching its newest subsidiary, Air Arabia Jordan, to be based at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport.

 

Twice-Weekly Flights Between Sharjah and Najaf

Air Arabia connects Sharjah and Najaf twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays with its 162-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. The outbound flight, G9 373, takes off from Sharjah International Airport at 0840 hrs, landing at Najaf International Airport at 1000 hrs before returning as flight G9 374 at 1045 hrs to arrive back in Sharjah at 1340 hrs.

 

With today’s inaugural flight, the airline will provide Iraq’s first link with the emirate of Sharjah. Air Arabia joins a growing number of Gulf carriers operating in Iraq, including fellow UAE-carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways.

 

Air Arabia Jordan To Become Jordan’s First Low Cost Carrier

Air Arabia has also announced the signing of a joint venture agreement with Amman-based Tantash Group to launch Air Arabia Jordan, the Hashemite Kingdom’s first low cost carrier to be based at Queen Alia International Airport. The new carrier will follow Air Arabia’s successful low-cost model and follows the recent commencement of operations for Air Arabia Egypt at Alexandria’s Burj al Arab International Airport.

 

Travellers in Jordan will be able to benefit from low-cost, direct services to a range of destinations across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa from Amman. The Jordanian capital will be Air Arabia’s fourth hub in the region, including its primary hub in Sharjah and its Moroccan hub at Casablanca’s Mohamed V Airport.

 

For more information, visit www.airarabia.com.

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