The first flights will connect Abu Dhabi with Alexandria and Sohag in Egypt.
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the capital’s first low-cost carrier, will take wings on July 14, 2020 with direct flights connecting Abu Dhabi with Alexandria and Sohag in Egypt. The inaugural flight will take off from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria on July 14 followed by flights to Sohag the next day.
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will start its operations with two Airbus A320 aircraft based at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Flights to Alexandria’s Borg Al Arab International Airport (HBE) will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays departing Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) at 3pm local time and arriving in Alexandria at 4.55pm local time. The return flights will depart Alexandria at 5.35pm local time, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 11.25pm local time.
Flights to Sohag International Airport (HMB) will depart Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) every Wednesday at 2.20pm local time arriving in Sohag at 4pm local time. The return flight departs Sohag at 4.40pm local time arriving in Abu Dhabi at 10.10pm local time.
Tony Douglas, group CEO, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “In these extraordinary times, it gives us great pride to launch Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the capital’s first low-cost carrier. This joint venture between Etihad and Air Arabia will offer greater convenience and direct access to the UAE’s thriving capital for new markets worldwide, beginning with two key Egyptian routes, and expanding in time.
“Abu Dhabi has earned itself an exceptional reputation for business and leisure travel alike, and we look forward to seeing the emirate continue to prosper as the current global situation improves and markets begin to reopen.”
Adel Al Ali, group CEO, Air Arabia, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of the first flight of Air Arabia Abu Dhabi. While the global aviation sector continues to witness unprecedented challenges due to Covid-19 pandemic, this step is a testament to the strength of the UAE aviation sector and our commitment to its long-term prospects”.
He continued: “Egypt is a key travel market and the launch of the first flights reflects our focus on supporting commercial and trade ties between both nations while providing our customers with a new value-for-money option to travel between both countries.”
He added: “Abu Dhabi is a major travel and tourism hub and Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will further serve this vision by positioning Abu Dhabi as a key hub in the region for low-cost travel. We look forward to expanding Air Arabia Abu Dhabi destination network as more airports open up and flights resume.”
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