Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the capital’s first low-cost carrier, will officially begin operations on July 14, 2020, with direct flights connecting Abu Dhabi with Alexandria and Sohag in Egypt.
The inaugural flight will take off from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria on July 14, followed by flights to Sohag the next day.
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will start its operations with two Airbus A320 aircraft based in Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), offering the same value-added product and services provided by Air Arabia across its hubs. The customer journey has also been upgraded adhering to all local and international guidelines set in place to ensure safety protocols and health measures are always met.
Group CEO, Etihad Aviation Group, Tony Douglas spoke on the development: “In these extraordinary times, it gives us great pride to launch Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the capital’s first low-cost carrier. This joint venture between Etihad Airways and Air Arabia will offer greater convenience and direct access to the UAE’s thriving capital for new markets worldwide, beginning with two key Egyptian routes, and expanding in time.”
Meanwhile, Group CEO, Air Arabia, Adel Al Ali added: “We are delighted to announce the launch of the first flight of Air Arabia Abu Dhabi. While the global aviation sector continues to witness unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19 pandemic, this step is a testament to the strength of the UAE aviation sector and our commitment to its long-term prospects.”
He continued: “Egypt is a key travel market and the launch of the first flights reflects our focus on supporting commercial and trade ties between both nations while providing our customers with a new value-for-money option to travel between both countries.”
Flights to Alexandria’s Borg Al Arab International Airport (HBE) will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing AUH at 15:00 local time and arriving in Alexandria at 16:55 local time. The return flights will depart Alexandria at 17:35 local time, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 23:25 local time.
Flights to Sohag International Airport (HMB) will depart AUH every Wednesday at 14:20 local time, arriving in Sohag at 16:00 local time. The return flight departs Sohag at 16:40 local time arriving in Abu Dhabi the at 22:10 local time.