Air Arabia to increase Beirut flights
Sharjah, April 25, 2013
Air Arabia, the first low-cost carrier in the Mena region, has announced the expansion of service to the Lebanese capital of Beirut, from its primary hub in Sharjah, making it easier and more convenient for passengers to visit the city.
The company currently offers nine weekly flights to Beirut, and starting May 1, it will offer flights 14 times per week, a statement from Air Arabia said.
“Beirut was among the first destinations we started serving when Air Arabia launched operations in October 2003. Today’s announcement further underscores its commitment to the Lebanese market, and we are proud to see services increased to double daily, thus connecting our customers in UAE and Lebanon with a great frequency and un-beatable fares,” said Adel Ali, group CEO of Air Arabia.
Since its launch, Air Arabia’s network has expanded to serve over 85 destinations from hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt. The airline’s passenger traffic climbed over 13 per cent to serve 5.3 million passengers in 2012.
In the same year, it reported a seat load factor of 82 per cent, indicating the strong demand for Air Arabia’s value for money services. – TradeArabia News Service