19 October 2014
Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, today announced today that it will begin regular direct services to Tbilisi, Georgia, from October 28, 2014. Tiblisi is Air Arabia’s 100th global destination.
The capital and largest city of Georgia, Tbilisi, located in the beautiful Caucasus Mountains, is home to 1.5 million people. An increasingly popular tourism destination, the city is the social and economic centre of Georgia. The country has a vibrant history and, due to its location at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, offers a rich tapestry of different cultures brought together under a single flag over the last millennium.
Air Arabia will fly twice weekly to Tbilisi from its primary Sharjah International Airport hub on Tuesdays and Fridays at 13:00, arriving at Tbilisi International Airport at 16:30 that afternoon. Return flights will depart Tbilisi on the same days at 17:10 and arrive in Sharjah at 20:20.
“The beautiful city of Tbilisi is a tremendous addition to the Air Arabia network and we are confident the route will prove to be highly popular with leisure and business travellers alike,” said Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia. “We are delighted to be able to bring a value for money offering to customers in Georgia, while further extending Air Arabia’s exceptional coverage of destinations in the central region of the world.”
Previously a landmark on the Silk Road, Georgia may be steeped in tradition but the nation has experienced a period of rapid development and modernisation over the past two decades becoming one of the fastest growing economies in Eastern Europe. The country today is an international business hotspot, as well as a destination for any tourist looking to experience fine cuisine, ecclesiastic art and a fusion of striking architecture.
Air Arabia, recently voted amongst the ten most profitable Low Cost Carriers (LCC) in the world by Airline Business, has seen its route network in the first half of this year increase with the addition on new routes such as Cairo in Egypt and Antalya in Turkey from its main base at Sharjah International Airport. The carrier currently operates from four hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt.