28 March 2011
Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today the expansion of its service to Kiev, Ukraine from the carrier’s primary hub in Sharjah, UAE. From April 1, Air Arabia will offer daily flights to Ukraine’s capital city.
Air Arabia currently operates five direct flights per week between Sharjah and Kiev. From the start of April, daily flights will depart Sharjah International Airport at 10.00AM arriving in Ukraine at 14.00PM. Return flights depart Kiev Borispol Airport Doha daily at 14.55PM arriving in the UAE at 20.45PM.
AK Nizar, Head of Commercial Department, Air Arabia, said: “As cultural and economic ties between the Ukraine and UAE continue to strengthen, we have seen an appeal for low cost travel options between the two countries. By flying daily between Sharjah and Kiev, Air Arabia is giving business and leisure customers even more flexibility in how they choose to travel.”
A city of three million people, Kiev is an important centre of commerce, culture and education. Since beginning flights between the UAE and Ukraine in October 2008, the route has seen significant growth in demand by business and leisure travellers seeking value for money travel services.