Air Arabia launches Antalya to mark second Turkish destination
Low-cost pioneer to operate three scheduled flights per week starting July 29, 2014
· Antalya becomes second Turkish destination, and 89th in the airline’s global network
Doha, January 28, 2014: Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, today announced the launch of non-stop services to the city of Antalya, on the Mediterranean coast, in the South West of Turkey.
The new service from the carrier’s primary hub in Sharjah marks Air Arabia’s second destination in Turkey and 89th worldwide. From July 29, 2014, Air Arabia will offer three weekly flights to Antalya, making it a convenient holiday destination for passengers travelling from the UAE.
“The new regular service to Antalya is a testament to Air Arabia’s commitment to providing affordable holiday destinations to passengers travelling from the UAE,” said, Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia. “Antalya, our second Turkish destination, is one of the most visited cities in terms of international arrivals, behind Paris and London, and this route provides a great opportunity for visitors to experience the rich culture and beauty of the Turkish Riviera.”
Flights will depart Sharjah International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 21:30 arriving at Antalya International Airport at 00:45. Return flights will depart Antalya at 01:25 arriving in Sharjah at 06:25.
The launch of Antalya complements Air Arabia’s seven weekly flights to the historic city of Istanbul, a route launched in 2006. In June 2009, the airline expanded Turkish operations to connect Istanbul to its Casablanca hub in Morocco. Today, the low cost pioneer operates over 4 weekly non-stop services between Istanbul and Casablanca.
About Air Arabia:
Air Arabia (PJSC), listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is the Middle East and North Africa’s leading low-cost carrier (LCC). Air Arabia commenced operations in October 2003 and currently operates a total fleet of 34 new Airbus A320 aircraft, serving 89 routes from three hubs in 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.