Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), announced Trabzon as its latest Turkish destination to enter its route network, starting 23 June 2017.

The new seasonal non-stop service provides passengers the chance to discover Turkey’s historic port city, in addition to its already existing services to Istanbul .

The flight will operate three times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, departing Sharjah International Airport at 21:30, and arriving at Trabzon International Airport at 00:05 local time the next day. The return service will depart Trabzon at 00:45, landing in Sharjah at 05:00 local time.

“Trabzon provides travellers with a unique opportunity to experience Turkey’s coastal region and witness the history behind one of the oldest trading ports in the country. The new route is a testament to Air Arabia’s commitment to providing affordable holiday destinations to passengers travelling from the UAE,” said Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia. “We are confident that the new destination will provide our visitor with a unique holiday getaway, and further cement trade and bilateral ties between the two nations.”

Resting on the bank of the Black Sea, Trabzon is a city filled with religious and historical significance. Featuring a unique coastal backdrop, this picturesque city is known best for its mystical architecture and bazaars. Situated on the upper east side of the country, Trabzon is a calm metropolis distant from the hustle of Istanbul and Ankara.

Air Arabia currently operates flights to 125 routes across the globe from five hubs located in the Middle East and North Africa.