Jun 02 2012

Air Arabia takes off to Taif in Saudi Arabia

Air Arabia takes off to Taif in Saudi Arabia
Sharjah, UAE; June 2, 2012: Air Arabia , the Middle East and North Africa's first and largest low-cost carrier, today started its services to the City of Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from the carrier's primary hub in Sharjah, UAE.

Air Arabia offers three weekly flights to Taif, making it easier and convenient for passengers to travel between the two countries. On Saturdays, Mondays, and Thursdays, flights will depart Sharjah International Airport at 12:15 arriving at Taif Airport (TIF) at 14:05. Return flights will depart Taif at 14:45 arriving Sharjah at 18:30.

The new service marks Air Arabia 's seventh destination in the Kingdom and 74th worldwide. In addition to Taif, Air Arabia operates non-stop flights the Riyadh, Jeddah, Madina, Dammam, Qassim and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia.

Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia , said "The new service to the City of Taif further contributes to the travel needs between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. We are confident that the new service will offer our customers a unique option for affordable air travel and a great connectivity to the wider region. We look forward to developing our services to Taif and the Saudi market."

Offering 66 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.

Air Arabia aircraft cabin interiors are fitted with world-class comfort seats, offering the highest seat pitch of any economy cabin across the globe. The entire Air Arabia fleet consists of the Airbus 320, world's best ever selling commercial jetliner recognised as the benchmark for single-aisle aircraft.

About Air Arabia :
Air Arabia (PJSC), listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is the Middle East and North Africa's leading low-cost carrier (LCC). Air Arabia commenced operations in October 2003 and currently operates a total fleet of 30 new Airbus A320 aircraft, serving 74 routes from three hubs in UAE, Morocco and Egypt.

Air Arabia is an award-winning airline that focuses on offering comfort, reliability and value-for-money air travel. For further information, please visit: www.airarabia.com.

For further information, please contact:
Housam Raydan
Corporate Communications Manager
Air Arabia PJSC
Sharjah, UAE
Tel: 971-6-5088968
Fax: 971-6-5580031
E-mail: hraydan@airarabia.com

Ajith Henry / Tameem Alkintar
ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller
Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971-4-4507 600
Fax: 971-4-4358 040
a.henry@asdaa.com / t.alkintar@asdaa.com

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