Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), announced today that, from June 27, 2018, it will become the first airline to connect the UAE and the Turkish city of Izmir with a direct flight.
Izmir, which is the third largest city in Turkey, joins Istanbul, Antalya, Bodrum, and Trabzon as the carrier’s fifth destination in the country.
The flight will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays, departing Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) at 21:05 hours, and arriving the next day at Izmir’s Adnan Menderes International Airport (ADB) at 00:50 hours local time. The return flight will depart Izmir at 01:30 hours, landing in Sharjah at 06:50 hours local time.
Air Arabia currently operates flights to over 140 routes across the globe from five hubs located in the Middle East and North Africa.
In other news, Air Arabia Egypt announced it will commence its nonstop flights to Italy starting from May 4, 2018; serving Bergamo (Milan) twice a week from its hub in Alexandria, Egypt.
The flight will operate on Fridays and Sundays under two different timings. On Fridays, the flight will depart from Alexandria International Airport at 16:10 hours, and will arrive at Milan Bergamo International Airport at 19:45 hours local time. The return flight will depart from Milan at 20:30, landing in Alexandria at 24:00 hours local time. On Sundays, the service will depart from Alexandria International Airport at 07:10 hours, and arrive at Milan Bergamo International Airport at 10:45 hours local time. The return flight will depart from Milan at 11:30, landing in Alexandria at 15:00 hours local time.
Copyright Photo: Air Arabia (airarabia.com) (UAE) Airbus A320-214 A6-ANN (msn 5423) SHJ (Paul Denton). Image: 913891.
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