Air Arabia expands in Africa, adds Eritrea to its network
Sharjah24: Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), announced Tuesday that Asmara will become its first destination in Eritrea, starting from 10 December 2017.
Situated in the Horn of Africa, Eritrea is home to some delightful modernist architecture, and a unique art deco scene for visitors to behold. Asmara is well known for its vibrant traditions, and hosts an abundance of cafés, restaurants and attractions for tourists to immerse themselves into the local culture.
The flight will operate once a week on Sundays, departing Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) at 22:00 hours, and arriving at Asmara International Airport (ASM) at 01:00 hours local time. The return flight will depart Asmara on Mondays at 01:40, landing in Sharjah the next day at 06:20 hours local time.
Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia said “Eritrea is on the path to becoming an important market for the UAE. Through the launch of this route, we look to boost the trade and bilateral relations between the two countries, and expand our footprint in the African continent. We are excited to commence our operations to Asmara, which will provide affordable travel options to passengers travelling from Eritrea to destinations across our network and beyond.”
Air Arabia currently operates flights to 133 routes across the globe from five hubs located in the Middle East and North Africa.