Air Arabia takes off for New Delhi
Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, today (March 31, 2008) launched non-stop service between Sharjah, the carrier’s hub, and New Delhi, the capital of India. Flights will occur daily.
“The launch of service today demonstrates our commitment to the Indian market,” said AK Nizar, Head of Commercial Department, Air Arabia. “This is our 11th destination in India, making us the leading Middle East-based carrier to serve India and the wider South Asia region. Our comprehensive Indian destination network now includes the country’s leading financial, tourist and government centres. Combined with our network stretching across the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, we are the leading airline linking these vibrant regions’ economies and peoples.”
Everyday flights will depart Sharjah at 09:55AM and arrive New Delhi at 14:30PM. Return flights will depart New Delhi at 15:15PM and arrive in Sharjah at 17:00PM.
“Since introducing the low-cost carrier concept to the Middle East and North Africa in October 2003, we have firmly established a leadership role in these vibrant markets,” Nizar added. “By continuing to provide regional travelers with the broadest destination choices at the most competitive fares, Air Arabia demonstrates its commitment to making air travel accessible to everyone. The launch of service to New Delhi is in line with that vision.”
In addition to New Delhi, Air Arabia also offers service to the Indian cities of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kozhikode (formerly known as Calicut), Mumbai, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram.
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 fleet of 13 new Airbus A320 aircraft, serving 39 destinations across Middle East, North Africa, Indian Subcontinent and Central Asia through its main hub in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Air Arabia is modeled after leading American and European low-cost airlines, and its business model is customised to accommodate local preferences. Its main focus is to make air travel more convenient through Internet bookings and offering the lowest fares in the market along with the highest levels of safety and service standards. For further information, please visit: www.airarabia.com