Air Arabia is to launch twice-weekly flights
from Sharjah in the UAE to Samara in Russia, beginning 26 October
The introduction of service to this major
Russian city, located on the banks of the Volga River, marks Air
Arabia’s third destination in Eastern Europe, following the
earlier launch of direct flights from Sharjah to Almaty,
Kazakhstan, and Kiev, Ukraine.
In total, Air Arabia now serves 59
destinations from two hubs in UAE and Morocco and across the wide
Middle East, North Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Africa, Central
Asia and Europe.
Roundtrip flights will operate twice per
week between Samara Airport and Air Arabia’s UAE hub in Sharjah.
The low-cost carrier will fly to Samara Mondays and Fridays,
departing Sharjah at 9:10 and arriving in Samara at 13:40. On the
same days, return flights will depart Samara at 14:40 and arrive
in Sharjah at 19:05.
AK Nizar, Head of Commercial Department, Air
Arabia, said, “Given the historical, trade and tourism ties linking the
Gulf and the states of Eastern Europe, especially Russia, we are
confident that passengers will appreciate the opportunity to
travel to Samara with Air Arabia, availing of our market-leading
low fares, comfort and convenience.”
Samara is among the
top 10 Russian cities in terms of national income and industrial
volumes. It is situated in the southeastern part of European
Russia, in the Volga Federal District. A large and important
social, political, economic, industrial and cultural centre of
European Russia, with a metropolitan population in excess of 3
million, Samara played host to the European Union-Russia Summit in
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