Air Arabia launches operations
Oct 27 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) low-cost carrier
Air Arabia Monday launched its inaugural flight to Hyderabad
in Andhra Pradesh, taking its total number of destinations
in India to 12.
Sharjah-based airline launched the new flight as it celebrates
its fifth anniversary.
this anniversary month, we are proud to launch service to
Hyderabad, our 12th Indian destination," A.K. Nizar,
head of Air Arabia's commercial department, said in a statement
following the launch of the new daily flight.
introducing daily, efficient and cost-effective travel for
those visiting this historic city, Air Arabia continues to
demonstrate its unrivalled commitment to India, especially
on behalf of the considerable Indian expatriate population
in the UAE and the wider Gulf region," he added.
are around 4.8 million expatriates in the Gulf and 1.5 million
of them are in the UAE.
new flight will leave Sharjah at 12:20 a.m. and reach Hyderabad
at 5:30 a.m. local time. The return flight will take off from
Hyderabad at 6:15 a.m. and land at Sharjah at 8:40 a.m.
airline's other destinations in India are Bangalore, Chennai,
Coimbatore, New Delhi, Jaipur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur
airline's anniversary offer of 12,000 free tickets for passengers
flying on all its routes Oct 28 has been sold out, according
to the statement.