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Air Arabia expands operations in Saudi Arabia; launches new flights to Abha

15 April 2013

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced the launch of non-stop services to Abha in Saudi Arabia, from its primary hub in Sharjah. 
The new service from the carrier’s primary hub in Sharjah marks Air Arabia’s eighth destination in the Kingdom and 85th worldwide. Beginning May 22, 2013, Air Arabia will offer three weekly flights to Abha, making it easier and convenient for passengers to travel between the two cities.
Operating on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Air Arabia’s Abha service will depart from Sharjah International Airport at 12.50 and arrive Abha International Airport at 14:40. Return flights will depart from Abha on the same days at 15:20 and arrive in Sharjah at 19.10. 
“The new service to Abha is a testament to Air Arabia’s commitment in offering greater connectivity and value-for-money services for our customer base in the Kingdom,” said, Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia. “Since launching operations to the Kingdom in 2004, Air Arabia has been determined to using its infrastructure to organically grow its operations into many cities across the Kindgdom.” 
Offering 88 weekly non-stop flights to Saudi Arabia from Sharjah, and its Alexandria hub in Egypt, Air Arabia continues to strengthen its intra-regional Arab network offering customers a wider choice for affordable air travel. 
In addition to Abha, Air Arabia operates non-stop flights the Riyadh, Jeddah, Madina, Dammam, Qassim, Yanbu, and Taif in Saudi Arabia.
The city of Abha is the capital of Asir, a south-western province in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  It is a popular tourist destination due to natural attractions such as its seasonal weather and fertile mountains.