Posted on: 24 March 2016 by Mark Howells
Air Arabia has embarked on a three day programme to commemorate the start of flights to Bosnia and Herzegovina after the carrier’s inaugural flight between Sharjah and Sarajevo.Initially, the service will operate thrice weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Sharjah International Airport at 08.15 to arrive at Sarajevo International Airport at 12:20. Return flights will leave
Sarajevo at 13:10 before landing in Sharjah at 20:35.
From 1 July 2016, Air Arabia will increase the number of flights on the route from three to six per week as part of the airline’s strategic expansion throughout Europe.
Commenting about the launch of the maiden flight, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohamed Al Thani, chairman of Air Arabia, noted, “The launch of a direct Air Arabia service will make a significant contribution to strengthening ties between the UAE and Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the three-day programme, we explored several opportunities to foster visitor and trade growth between the two countries.”
Adel Al Ali, Air Arabia’s group CEO, commented, “We are delighted to launch our non-stop services to Sarajevo, our first new route in 2016. The city is a popular tourist destination all year long and has seen increasing trade relations with the UAE in the past few years. We believe that this route will prove beneficial for both countries and increase connectivity between the Middle East and Europe.”