Air Arabia increases Beirut flights to double daily
Leading low-cost carrier to provide 14 weekly flights to Lebanon’s capital city, starting May 1st, 2013
Doha; April 24, 2013: Air Arabia, the first and the largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today the expansion of service to the Lebanese capital, Beirut, from the carrier’s primary hub in Sharjah, UAE, making it easier and more convenient for passengers to visit the capital city.
The low-cost pioneer currently offers nine weekly flights to Beirut. Starting May 1, 2013, the carrier will offer flights 14 times per week, departing Sharjah International Airport daily at 08:00 and 18:15. Return flights depart Beirut International Airport daily at 12:00 and 22:15 (local time).
“Beirut was among the first destinations we started serving when Air Arabia launched operations October 2003. Today’s announcement further underscores Air Arabia’s commitment to Lebanese market, and we are proud to see services increased to double daily, thus connecting our customers in UAE and Lebanon with a great frequency and un-beatable fares,” said Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia.
Since its launch, Air Arabia’s network has expanded to serve over 85 destinations from hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt. The airline’s passenger traffic climbed over 13 per cent to serve 5.3 million passengers in 2012. In the same year, the airline reported an impressive seat load factor of 82 per cent, indicating the strong demand for Air Arabia’s value for money services.
About Air Arabia:
Air Arabia (PJSC), listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is the Middle East and North Africa’s leading low-cost carrier. Air Arabia commenced operations in October 2003 and currently operates a total fleet of 33 new Airbus A320 aircraft, serving 85 routes from three 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. For further information, please visit: www.airarabia.com.