04 March 2014
Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) has strengthened connectivity with Egypt with the launch of non-stop services to Cairo, the capital city. The inaugural flight, G90620, took off to the Capital city on February 27, 2014 at a special ceremony attended by senior officials from Air Arabia and the Egyptian Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Ihab Emam Hamouda.
The new service from the carrier’s primary hub in Sharjah marks Air Arabia’s fourth destination in Egypt and 90th worldwide. Air Arabia now offers three weekly flights to Cairo, making it a convenient destination for passengers from and to the UAE, travelling for business or pleasure.
Flights depart Sharjah International Airport on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, at 13:00 arriving in Cairo International Airport at 15:20. Return flights depart Cairo at 16:00 arriving in Sharjah at 21:20 local time.
Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia, said: “We are very proud to have launched our inaugural flight to Cairo, marking our fourth destination in Egypt and 90th worldwide. This first flight marks the start of three weekly flights to the Egyptian capital, which is a significant destination for us in terms of strengthening our connectivity with the country and enhancing bilateral ties between Egypt and the UAE. The addition of Cairo as our latest destination will benefit tourists wishing to explore the historic city, and the rest of the country, as well as providing convenient and affordable flights for Egyptians living in the UAE wishing to travel home.”
Air Arabia also connects passengers from Sharjah to Alexandria, Assuit and Sohag in Egypt. There has been a significant level of demand for Air Arabia’s Egypt services over the past years, with its wide range of value for money offerings making it an airline of choice.