07 October 2013
Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced that it has added its third destination in Pakistan with the launch of flights to the city of Sialkot and becomes first UAE carrier to operate scheduled flights to Sialkot. The new route is Air Arabia’s third destination in Pakistan and 82nd worldwide.
Air Arabia will offer daily services to Sialkot, departing from Sharjah International Airport at 22:45 and arriving at Sialkot International Airport at 02:45 (next day). Return flights will depart from Sialkot at 03:25 and arrive in Sharjah at 06:15. The inaugural flight, G90567 will take-off from Sharjah International Airport on Thursday, 10 January 2013.
The launch of services to Sialkot will complement Air Arabia’s existing flights to Karachi and Peshawar. The launch of Sialkot follows the recent announcement of Air Arabia increasing flights to Karachi and Peshawar to daily. With the launch of Sialkot, the carrier now offers 21 weekly non-stop services covering three destinations in Pakistan.
“The launch of our regular Sialkot service is a continuation of Air Arabia’s promise to offer value for money fares to multiple destinations in Pakistan,” said Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia. “Since launching operations to Pakistan five years ago, we have been committed to offering our customers a unique option for affordable air travel and a great connectivity between both nations. The new service to Sialkot further contributes to the travel needs between Pakistan and the UAE. That being said, we look forward to developing our services to reach more destinations in Pakistan.”
Sialkot is a city and capital of Sialkot District located in the north-east of the Punjab province in Pakistan at the foot of Kashmir hills near the Chenab River.
Air Arabia operates a single aircraft model, the world’s best selling commercial jetliner ever, the Airbus A320. Across its entire fleet, Air Arabia aircraft interior cabin is fitted with a world-class comfort seats offering highest seat pitch of any economy cabin across the globe and therefore, offering passengers extra leg room to sit back and relax during their flight.