28 January 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.