The inaugural Air Arabia flight to Odessa touched down in Ukraine’s fourth largest city yesterday and was greeted by a delegation of officials from the airport. Flight G9027 landed on Friday, 12 October 2012 at 13:20 marking the on-going expansion of Air Arabia’s operations into the Ukrainian market, with four cities in the country new served by the airline.
Commenting on Air Arabia’s start of services to Odessa, Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “This flight is especially significant as it marks a new miles tone in Air Arabia’s expansion into Ukraine and the wider CIS region. With touch down in Odessa, Air Arabia now links the UAE and Ukraine with 10 weekly flights serving the cities of Kiev, Donetsk and Kharkiv, in addition to Odessa.”
The carrier offers services to Odessa on Tuesdays and Fridays, departing from Sharjah International Airport at 09:25 and arriving at Odessa International Airport at 13:20. Return flights will depart from Odessa on the same days at 14:20 and arrive in Sharjah at 20:05 (local time).
Air Arabia is the leading low cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa region serving over 80 destinations from its three hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt. The carrier enjoys world record on-time performance and globally recognised for its operational efficiency. Air Arabia fleet consists of the world’s best-selling commercial jetliner ever, the Airbus A320 aircraft offering customers the best economy configuration in the market with a 32” seat pitch.