Air Arabia receives third A320

Air Arabia, the Sharjah-based no-frills carrier has taken delivery of its third aircraft. The Airbus A320’s arrival marked the six-month-old airline's official launch.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  March 24, 2004

Air Arabia, the Sharjah-owned low-cost carrier has taken delivery of its third aircraft. The Airbus A320’s arrival marked the official launch of the six-month-old airline. “The launch of Air Arabia last October marked a new chapter in the region’s aviation market. Offering travellers a simple and efficient service at economical, competitive and value-for-money fares, Air Arabia enables people across the region the opportunity to travel for the first time, if not more frequently,” said His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani, chairman of Sharjah’s Department of Civil Aviation and of Air Arabia at the official launch. Air Arabia is now serving a number of destinations in the region, including Bahrain, Beirut, Damascus, Kuwait, Muscat, Alexandria, Assiut, Aleppo, Doha, Shiraz and Tehran, as well as Colombo. The network will expand yet further following the arrival of the additional A320. “With the addition of this third aircraft, Air Arabia is further positioned to service customers throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Indian Subcontinent with nine countries and twelve destinations to date.” He concluded: “Future plans include flights to Khartoum on 3 April, which will increase our reach to ten countries and we also have our first flights to India that are in final negotiations,” says Adel Ali, CEO of Air Arabia.

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