Air Arabia to Launch Flights to Asmara

“Eritrea is on the path to becoming an important market for the UAE” – CEO

Air Arabia to start flights to Eritrea
Budget carrier Air Arabia adds Eritrea to its network.

BY TESFANEWS *

Air Arabia today announced that it is adding Asmara as its first destination in Eritrea starting from 10th December, 2017.

The carrier will operate once a week flight on Sundays, departing from Sharjah International Airport (UAE) at 22:00, and arriving at Asmara International Airport at 01:00 local time.



The return flight will depart Asmara on Mondays at 01:40, landing in Sharjah the next day at 06:20 local time.

Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, said, the addition of this route will boost trade and bilateral relations between the UAE and Eritrea.

“Eritrea is on the path to becoming an important market for the UAE. Through the launch of this route, we look to boost the trade and bilateral relations between the two countries, and expand our footprint in the African continent.

We are excited to commence our operations to Asmara, which will provide affordable travel options to passengers travelling from Eritrea to destinations across our network and beyond.”

The Sharjah-based carrier currently operates flights to 133 routes across the world.



* Emirates News Agency and Gulf News contributed to the story.