Sharjah, UAE;XXJune2017 (Somalilandsun) : Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC)announced today that starting 4 July 2017, Hargeisawill be thenewestAfrican destination added to its growing international network.
Air Arabia marked its entry into the African market in 2004, and currently serves sixdestinations across Egypt, Sudan and Kenya from its main hub in Sharjah. The new flights to Hargeisa, Somaliland will operate twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, departing Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) at 03:45 hours, and arriving at Hargeisa Egal International Airport(HGA) at 06:15 local time. The return flight will depart Hargeisa at 06:55, landing in Sharjah at 11:25 local time.
“Hargeisa offers travellers a unique blend of contemporary and modern experiences from one street to the next and the city has all the amenities a traveller could wish for: from culture to commercial and more,” said Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia. “We are glad to announce this new route and are confident that this will establish Hargeisa as a destination of choice and appeal to the growing tourism and trade sectors”.
Hargeisa, currently undergoing a rapid transformation focussed on economic growth and development, has anestimated population of 1.2 million people and is a vibrant commercial centre and a hub for the construction, retail and precious stone-cutting sectors.
Air Arabia currently operates flights to over 130routes across the globe from five hubs locatedin the Middle East and North Africa.- -Ends-
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 46 new AirbusA320 aircraft, serving over 130 routes from five hubs in the UAE (SHJ & RKT), Morocco, Egypt and Jordan. Air Arabia is an award-winning airline that focuses on offering comfort, reliability and value-for-money air travel. For further information, please visit: www.airarabia.com.