Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced the introduction of a new flight destination in Saudi Arabia, from the carrier’s primary hub in Sharjah, UAE.

Beginning July 15, 2011, Air Arabia will offer 4-weekly flights to Gassim, making it easier and more convenient for passengers to visit friends and family in the Kingdom.

On Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays flights will depart Sharjah International Airport at 13:20 arriving at Gassim Airport (ELQ) at 14:20. Return flights will depart Gassim at 15:00 arriving Sharjah at 18:00 (local time).

“We are extremely pleased to introduce our new service between Sharjah and Gassim, which marks the fifth destination in Saudi Arabia reachable via Air Arabia,” said AK Nizar, Head of Commercial Department at Air Arabia. “As we approach the holy month of Ramadan, we are pleased to offer one more way to help bring friends and families together for the holidays.”

In addition to providing non-stop service to five cities in Saudi Arabia, Air Arabia also offers a range of value-for-money holiday packages, including hotel accommodation and visa assistance.