Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the first low-cost carrier in the capital, celebrated the launch of its inaugural flight to Kolkata, India with a ceremony at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The new service between Abu Dhabi International Airport and Kolkata Airport will operate three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, expressed his delight at the launch, saying, "We are pleased to inaugurate Air Arabia Abu Dhabi's first flight to Kolkata, a significant addition to our network and the range of destinations available in the country. This launch reflects our commitment to continually providing travellers with more options and greater convenience. We would like to thank our partners for their ongoing support, and we eagerly anticipate welcoming our passengers on board our flights."

Maureen Bannerman, Chief Commercial Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, commented on the announcement, stating, "We are thrilled to see our routes to India expand, with the dynamic city of Kolkata becoming the seventh destination served by Air Arabia from Abu Dhabi International Airport starting today. This expansion is a testament to the potential that Abu Dhabi, as a destination, has and its strategic location between the East and the West."

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi is dedicated to expanding its network and achieving global connectivity to and from the UAE's capital, serving a total of 34 destinations directly from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The new service to Kolkata is the airline's seventh destination in India after Cochin, Calicut, Trivandrum, Chennai, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad.