Posted on: 05 June 2010 by Mark Howells
Air Arabia is launching service to the city of Najaf in the Republic of Iraq, from its hub in Sharjah, UAE.
Located in Western Iraq, 100 miles south of the capital Baghdad, Najaf is Air Arabia‘s first destination in that country. Flights between the two cities operate twice a week from 8 June. With the addition of this new destination, Air Arabia now serves 64 routes from three hubs in UAE, Morocco and its latest hub in Egypt, where service was launched on 1 June.
Air Arabia flies to Najaf on Tuesdays and Fridays, departing Sharjah at 08:40 and arriving in Najaf at 10:00. On the same days, return flights depart Najaf at 10:45 and arrive in Sharjah at 13:40.
“The launch of direct service to Najaf, our first destination in Iraq, marks another milestone in Air Arabia’s history,” said Sherif Attia, chief operating officer of Air Arabia’s Sharjah hub. “Iraq has great potential as a destination for business and personal travellers, as well as long-term growth potential for religious and cultural tourism. Air Arabia’s entry into the country will only boost such prospects.”