Friday, 22 February 2008

Air Arabia's Kozhikode service to start on Tuesday

Air Arabia's Kozhikode service to start on Tuesday
Staff Report GULF NEWS Published: February 21, 2008, 01:15

Dubai: Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, yesterday said that it will launch service to the South Indian city of Kozhikode beginning February 26.

Flights will initially operate three times per week between Kozhikode, the third largest city in Kerala, and Air Arabia's hub in Sharjah. By the end of May the service will be expanded to six per week.

Air Arabia is the first airline in the Middle East to commence operations to Kozhikode.

Air Arabia's tenth destination in India, Kozhikode is also the carrier's third destination in Kerala.

In the state, the carrier currently provides daily service to Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.

Air Arabia now serves 38 destinations in the Middle East, North Africa, South and Central Asia.



"We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of service to our newest destination in India, demonstrating once again Air Arabia's unmatched commitment to the Subcontinent," said A.K. Nizar, head of commercial department for Air Arabia.

"Serving the greatest number of destinations in India of any regional airline, Air Arabia provides timely, efficient and cost-effective travel solutions for passengers travelling to and from the world's second most-populous nation.

"The addition of Kozh-ikode to our growing destination network is particularly significant for the Indian expatriate population in the UAE and the wider Gulf region, which includes an especially large percentage of non-resident Indians who call Kerala home.

"We are confident that the launch of Air Arabia service to Kozhikode will prove highly popular with both residents and the increasing number of visitors who seek to explore this historic city on the Arabian Sea," Nizar said.

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