Air Arabia takes off to Sarajevo
A senior Air Arabia delegation recently joined the carrier’s inaugural flight from Sharjah to Sarajevo as part of three-day programme to commemorate the start of flights to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The delegation was led by the Chairman of Air Arabia, H.E Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani and other Royal, official and trade guests who participated in a series of events, highlighting the importance of this new route to bilateral trade and tourism.
Flights to Sarajevo, the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, operate thrice weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Sharjah International Airport at 08.15 arriving at Sarajevo International Airport at 12:20. Return flights will leave Sarajevo at 13:10 before landing in Sharjah at 20:35. Starting 1st of July 2016, Air Arabia flights between Sharjah and Sarajevo will increase to six weekly flights.
Commenting about the launch of the maiden flight, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman of Air Arabia, noted: “The launch of a direct Air Arabia service will make a significant contribution to strengthening ties between the UAE and Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the three-day programme, we explored several opportunities to foster visitor and trade growth between the two countries.’
Air Arabia’s move to start direct flights to Sarajevo from its main hub in Sharjah is aligned with the carrier’s strategic expansion throughout Europe, and is a significant addition to its existing network from its main Sharjah hub.
Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia commented: “We are delighted to launch our non-stop services to Sarajevo, our first new route in 2016. The city is a popular tourist destination all year long and has seen increasing trade relations with the UAE in the past few years. We believe that this route will prove beneficial for both countries and increase connectivity between the Middle East and Europe.”
Sarajevo is a historic city influenced by the Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires. Its booming tourism sector provides a wide range of cultural attractions, shops, restaurants and cafes. The scenic landscape that surrounds the city is also a prime destination for ski trips and adventure holidays.
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