Air Arabia takes off to Abu Dhabi from Alexandria
Air Arabia takes off to Abu Dhabi from Alexandria
· Air Arabia fifth destination from its new Egypt hub
· Four direct flights per week between Alexandria and Abu Dhabi
· Promotional launch fares are available on www.airarabia.com
Abu Dhabi, UAE: July 12, 2010: Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), announced today the start of its direct services from its latest hub in Alexandria, Egypt, to the UAE’s Capital Abu Dhabi.
Inaugural ceremony was held at Abu Dhabi International airport included officials from Egypt and the UAE as well as representatives from Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) and the airline’s management. Roundtrip flights to Air Arabia’s fifth destination from its Egyptian hub will operate four times per week between Burj Al Arab International Airport, Alexandria, Egypt and Abu Dhabi International Airport in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The LCC will fly to Abu Dhabi on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Flights depart from Alexandria at 22.00 to arrive in Abu Dhabi at 02.40 the following day, and return flights depart from Abu Dhabi at 03:20, to arrive in Alexandria at 06:20 the same day.
“We are glad to announce the start of our services to the UAE’s Capital and one of the regions fastest growing cities,” said Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia. “We thank Abu Dhabi’s Civil Aviation Authority and ADAC for their continuous support. Abu Dhabi represents Air Arabia’s fifth destination from our month-old hub in Alexandria, Egypt, and we are confident of the strong demand for air travel between the two countries. Air Arabia will continue to offer best rates in the market along with the highest standards of service and value for money products.”
Ahmed Al Haddabi, Senior VP Operations, ADAC commented: “We are pleased to be welcoming Air Arabia’s inaugural flight to Abu Dhabi International Airport from Alexandria Egypt, which adds one more destination to our network. Air Arabia is the 5th new airline that ADAC has added to its portfolio this year and will be contributing to our continuing traffic growth. We look forward to seeing this route further develop since the Egyptian market as a whole has great potential.
“We are dedicated to extending the airport’s services to fit the needs of our local and transfer passengers, which in turn will support Abu Dhabi International Airport’s position as the ideal destination for regional and international airlines.”
Abu Dhabi International Airport is the gateway to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, and a cosmopolitan centre for business and a tourist attraction. The airport is an award-winning facility that is increasingly being recognised as the airport of choice offering passengers a unique combination of functional advantages and convivial travel experience.
Air Arabia is the Middle East and North Africa’s leading low-cost carrier that operates over 65 routes from three hubs in Sharjah, UAE; Casablanca, Morocco and Alexandria, Egypt. The airline recently announced plans of launching its fourth hub in Amman, and currently offers its services to Khartoum, Kuwait, Beirut and Amman from Alexandria.
Air Arabia’s fleet consists of brand new Airbus A320 aircraft, offering its passengers the best economy configuration in the market with a 32” seat pitch as well as all inclusive free baggage allowance. The carrier offers customers comfort, reliability, and value-for-money air travel.
For flight schedules and promotional fares, please visit: www.airarabia.com
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 23 new Airbus A320 aircraft, serving 65 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.
About Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, ADAC assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, ADAC added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive private aviation airport), and Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travellers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism. Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 20 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed. A new Air Traffic Control Tower is due to be operational in 2010 with the Midfield Terminal Complex development expected to open in 2015.
For more information, please contact
Corporate Communications Manager
Air Arabia Group of Companies
Nicholas Nesson/Gunjan Chaurasia/ Tasneem Abdur-Rashid
ADAC Press Office:
Abu Dhabi International Airport
P.O. Box: 94449, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
Tel: +971 2 635 4452
Fax: +971 2 635 4453
Mob: +971 55 980 6697 / +971 50 818 0467
Time Zone: GMT/UTC +4