Sharjah Freight Center (Cargo), near Sharjah International Airport
PO Box 132 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, inaugural flight today touched down in Abha, Saudi Arabia, from its primary hub in Sharjah.
The new service from the carrier’s primary hub in Sharjah marks Air Arabia’s eighth destination in the Kingdom and 85th worldwide. Air Arabia offers two weekly flights to Abha, making it easier and more convenient for passengers to travel between the two cities.
Operating on Mondays and Saturdays, Air Arabia’s Abha service will depart from Sharjah International Airport at 13:50 and arrive Abha International Airport at 15:40. Return flights will depart from Abha on the same days at 16:20 and arrive in Sharjah at 20:10.
“The launch of Abha in Saudi Arabia is a continuation of Air Arabia’s commitment to offer multiple destinations in the Kingdom,” said, Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia. “Saudi Arabia remains a key focus for the airline as we continue to explore opportunities for growth in this market. With the launch of twice weekly direct flights from Sharjah, we are confident that our customers will benefit from a unique value driven product, while further strengthening the ever increasing economic ties between the UAE and KSA.”
Offering 88 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.
In addition to Abha, Air Arabia operates non-stop flights the Riyadh, Jeddah, Madina, Dammam, Qassim, Yanbu, and Taif in Saudi Arabia.
The city of Abha is the capital of Asir, a south-western province in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is a popular tourist destination due to natural attractions such as its seasonal weather and fertile mountains.