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May 24 2010

Air Arabia increases service to Goa, India

Air Arabia increases service to Goa, India
Adds two additional flights on Mondays and Fridays
Flights will operate between June 1-October 30, 2010
Additional flights in response to increased seasonal demand


Sharjah, May 24, 2010: In response to increasing seasonal demand for low-cost services to Goa, Air Arabia , the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today that it will now offer five weekly flights between the carrier's hub in Sharjah, UAE, and Goa, India.

The two additional flights will greatly enhance the level of convenience for travellers from the UAE to one of India's most popular holiday destinations. Air Arabia is currently the only LCC in the region to offer direct flights to Goa.

"The costal city of Goa continues to attract more and more visitors from the UAE," said AK Nizar, Head of Commercial Department, Air Arabia . " Air Arabia has decided to increase the frequency of service due to the increased seasonal demand on this popular route, enabling customers to take advantage of great fares and convenient flight timings to plan their ideal itinerary."

The two additional flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays every week starting June 1, 2010, until October 30, 2010, between Dabolim International Airport in Goa and Air Arabia 's hub in Sharjah. In order to offer more convenient itinerary options, the flights will depart from Sharjah at 22:25 PM and arrive in Goa at 03:05 AM the following day. The return flights will depart from Goa on Tuesday and Saturday at 03:45 AM and arrive in Sharjah at 05:25 AM the same day.

Air Arabia currently offers flights to Goa on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays departing Sharjah at 22:00 PM and arriving in Goa at 03:00 AM. The return flights depart Goa on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 03:45 AM and arrive in Sharjah at 05:25 AM.

The scenic beauty, hospitable locals, longstanding heritage, intricate architecture and diverse art and culture of Goa has made the coastal city a premier tourist destination for travellers across the globe. Regional travellers can also take advantage of attractive travel packages from Air Arabia Holidays to make the most of Goa's idyllic beaches and spirited lifestyle.

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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 21 new Airbus A320 aircraft, serving 60 destinations from two hubs in UAE and Morocco.

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

Nicholas Nesson / Gunjan Chaurasia / Tasneem Abdur-Rashid
ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller
Dubai, UAE
Tel: 971-4-3355969
Fax: 971-4-3356080
E-mail: n.nesson@asdaa.com / g.chaurasia@asdaa.com / t.rashid@asdaa.com

© Press Release 2010


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