Sharjah-based Air Arabia has launched non-stop flights
to the Greek city of Athens. The launch of this new destination is part
of Air Arabia’s strategy to expand its operations to Europe.
Roundtrip flights will operate
three times per week between Athens Eleftherios Venizelos
International Airport in the capital of Greece, and Air Arabia’s
hub in Sharjah.
The low cost airline will fly to Athens
on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing Sharjah at 18:55
to arrive in Athens at 22:45. Return flights will depart
Athens at 23:30 and arrive in Sharjah at 05:20.
Arabia’s first destination in Greece is also the carrier’s first
destination in a European Union country and the third destination
on the European continent.
In total, Air Arabia now serves 46
destinations across the Middle East, North Africa, the Indian
Subcontinent, Central Asia and Southern Europe.
Head of Commercial Department, Air Arabia, said, "Greece is one of
the fastest growing economies in the EU, and there is considerable
passenger traffic between the country and the Middle East,
particularly for tourism and business. We are delighted to now
offer non-stop service between Sharjah, the cultural capital of
the UAE, and Athens, one of the great cultural cities of Europe.
We are confident that Athens will serve as a great holiday,
personal travel and business destination for our passengers."
Athens, the largest city in Greece, is
one of the world's oldest cities with recorded history
spanning some 3,400 years. A bustling and cosmopolitan
metropolis, Athens is central to economic, financial,
industrial, political and cultural life in Greece.
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