Air Arabia Abu Dhabi: UAE’s newest airline to start flights on July 14

Budget airline will fly to Alexandria and Sohag, and more destinations to be added

Dubai: The UAE’s newest airline will start operations with a flight to Alexandria and Sohag in Egypt on July 14.

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will take off from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria on July 14 followed by flights to Sohag the next day. Customers can now book directly on Air Arabia’s website.

“In these extraordinary times, it gives us great pride to launch Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the capital’s first low-cost carrier,” said Tony Douglas, Group CEO at Etihad Aviation Group, in a statement. “This joint venture between Etihad and Air Arabia will offer greater convenience and direct access to the UAE’s thriving capital for new markets, beginning with two key Egyptian routes, and expanding in time.:

The flights will deploy Airbus A320 aircraft based at Abu Dhabi International Airport, and offering the “same value-added product and services provided by Air Arabia across its hubs”.

All local and international guidelines are in place to ensure safety protocols and health measures, the airline said in a statement.

Flights to Alexandria’s Borg Al Arab International Airport will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays departing Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) at 15:00 local time and arriving at 16:55 local time. The return flights will depart Alexandria at 17:35 local time, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 23:25 local time.

Flights to Sohag International Airport (HMB) will depart every Wednesday at 14:20 local time arriving in Sohag at 16:00 local time. The return flight departs Sohag at 16:40 local time arriving in Abu Dhabi the at 22:10 local time.