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Air Arabia to increase Services to Riyadh and Jeddah

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Sharjah-based low cost airline, Air Arabia, is to launch daily flights to Riyadh and Jeddah from 16 September 2008.

Currently, Air Arabia flies six times a week to Riyadh and four times to Jeddah. Under the expanded flight schedule daily flights will depart Sharjah at 17:20PM and arrive in Riyadh at 18:00PM. Daily return flights will depart Riyadh at 18:40PM and arrive in Sharjah at 21:20PM.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays flights will depart Sharjah at 8:30AM and arrive in Jeddah at 10:00AM. On the same days, return flights will depart Jeddah at 11:00AM and arrive in Sharjah at 14:40PM. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays flights will depart Sharjah at 13:05PM and arrive in Jeddah at 14:50PM. On the same days, return flights will depart Jeddah at 15:35PM and arrive in Sharjah at 19:15PM.

The first six months of 2008 saw a strong average load factor of 89 and 87% for the Riyadh and Jeddah routes respectively.

The popularity of Air Arabias service to Riyadh and Jeddah, the political and commercial capitals of Saudi Arabia, is reflective of Saudi Arabias rapid economic growth, said AK Nizar, Head of Commercial Department, Air Arabia.

Air Arabia started flying to Jeddah and Riyadh in June 2004. The airline currently serves the Saudi markets with flights to three destinations: Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam.

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