10 Facts About Air Arabia


Air Arabia is an Emirati low-cost airline with its head office in the A1 Building Sharjah Freight Center, Sharjah International Airport, UAE.

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Air Arabia was established on 3 February 2003 by an Amiri decree issued by Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, the Ruler of Sharjah and member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates, becoming the first low-fare airline in the Middle East.

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Air Arabia launched in October 2003 and was the first low-cost carrier in the Middle East.

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Air Arabia has created joint ventures at four international bases.

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In September 2021, Air Arabia announced a joint venture with the Armenian National Interests Fund to launch a new national airline called Fly Arna.

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On 9 September 2009, Air Arabia announced Air Arabia Egypt as a joint venture with Egyptian travel and tourism company Travco Group to be based in Alexandria, Egypt.

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In 2007, Air Arabia opened a base in Nepal's capital Kathmandu to serve Asia and the Middle East, after signing a joint venture agreement with Yeti Airlines.

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In September 2021, Air Arabia announced a joint venture with Pakistani conglomerate Lakson Group to launch a low cost airline called Fly Jinnah.

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Air Arabia has a livery with the aircraft body being painted in three different colors red, grey and white.

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Air Arabia is one of few airlines not to provide free water for passengers, both on domestic and international flights.

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