Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced the launch of non-stop services to Baghdad, its fourth destination in Iraq and 83rd worldwide. The inaugural flight G90361 will take off to the Capital city on March 11, 2013.
The low-cost pioneer will start three weekly services between Sharjah and Baghdad to be increased to five weekly services in the coming weeks. Flights depart from Sharjah International Airport at 14:30 and arrives Baghdad International Airport at 16:10. Return flights on the same days will depart Baghdad at 16:50 and arrive in Sharjah at 20:05 (local time).
“Three months since we launched our last destination in Iraq, we are delighted to spread our wings further into the country, with the launch of services to the Capital city, said, Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia. “Iraq is a market of focus for Air Arabia and today’s announcement further reiterates the commitment that we place on serving the Iraqi market.”
With an approximate population of 7.3 million, Baghdad remains an important city to connect to from Sharjah. With the launch of the new service, Air Arabia will now operate 23 weekly services to Iraq, making it one of the growing markets for the carrier. In addition to Baghdad, Air Arabia currently offers non-stop services to Basra, Erbil, and Najaf.