Category Archives: Air Arabia (Egypt)

Air Arabia orders 120 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, including XLRs

Airbus has made this announcement:

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low cost carrier, has signed a firm order for 120 Airbus aircraft comprising 73 A320neos, 27 A321neos and 20 A321XLRs. The agreement was signed at the 2019 Dubai Airshow in the presence of Air Arabia’s Chairman Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Adel Al Ali, Chief Executive Officer Air Arabia and Guillaume Faury, Airbus Chief Executive Officer.

Air Arabia is an all Airbus operator with a total fleet of 54 A320 Family aircraft including the A321LR. All aircraft will feature a comfortable single-class cabin with one of the most generous seat pitches today.

The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step from the A321LR which responds to market needs for even more range and payload, creating more value for the airlines. From 2023, it will deliver an unprecedented Xtra Long Range of up to 4,700nm – 15% more than the A321LR and with 30% lower fuel burn per seat compared with previous generation competitor aircraft.

Image: Airbus.

Air Arabia adds Izmir to its growing Turkey network, Bergamo in Italy

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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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