Air Arabia Abu Dhabi takes off with inaugural flight to Alexandria in Egypt

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Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s first low-cost carrier, on Tuesday marked the inauguration of its operations with its first flight to Alexandria in Egypt. A second Air Arabia Abu Dhabi flight will operate from the UAE’s capital to the Nile city of Sohag on Wednsday (July 15).

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi has published its operation schedule till October. The flights to Alexandria will have a frequency of three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) and the flight to Sohag will be once a week (Wednesdays).

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi started its operations with two Airbus A320 aircraft based at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “This joint venture between Etihad and Air Arabia will offer the nation’s citizens and residents a great new option for air travel,” said Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group. “We look forward to expanding our codeshare partnership to provide more connections to and from Etihad’s global network onto Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’s growing list of destinations.”

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Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia, said: “We look forward to expanding Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’s destination network as more airports open up while providing our customers with a new value-for-money option to travel from and into the capital.”

Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost carrier

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi was formed following an agreement by Etihad Airways and Air Arabia to establish an independent joint venture company that will operate as a low-cost passenger airline with Abu Dhabi International Airport as its hub.

The capital’s first low-cost carrier follows the business model of Air Arabia and complements the services of Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi thereby catering to the growing low-cost travel market segment in the region.

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