Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today that it will offer daily, non-stop service between Amman, Jordan, and Sharjah, UAE, beginning October 1, 2007. Air Arabia currently operates four flights per week between the two Middle Eastern cities.
The Amman - Sharjah route is a popular one for Air Arabia, recording an average load factor of 85 per cent during the first half of this year, up from 64 per cent during the same period in 2006.
Currently, Air Arabia operates four flights per week between Sharjah and Amman. Flights depart Sharjah at 00:30AM and arrive in Amman at 2:30AM. Flights depart Amman at 03:15AM and arrive in Sharjah at 07:05AM. Beginning October 1, the same flight schedule will be extended to five days a week while on Thursday’s and Sunday’s, flights depart Sharjah at 21:05PM and arrive in Amman at 23:05PM. Flights depart Amman at 23:50PM and arrive in Sharjah at 03:40AM.
Kyle Haywood, Commercial Director, Air Arabia said: “Jordan is increasingly becoming one of the key centres for business and tourism in the Middle East. This expanded flight schedule will prove beneficial for those with friends and family in both countries, especially the large expatriate Jordanian population in the UAE.”
He added: “Today’s announcement follows the recent opening of our dedicated Amman sales shop, located in the central Shmeisani district, which offers enhanced customer service, including both ticket sales and visa services. We look forward to even more future growth on the route which continuous to demonstrate the importance of Jordan to the Air Arabia network.”
In the first half of this year, nearly 15,000 passengers chose Air Arabia as their carrier of choice for service between the two cities. That is a significant increase from the same period last year, when 6,700 passengers flew Air Arabia on this route.