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Air Arabia reaches 40 route landmark

Air Arabia is continuing to expand consistently and now has almost 14 aircraft flying on 40 routes

Air Arabia is continuing to expand consistently and now has almost 14 aircraft flying on 40 routes.

The Sharjah-based carrier was launched in 2003, according to a report in Anna Aero, using a cheap flights business model.

Over its first four years in operation, it has grown to carry 2.7 million passengers 2007 and now accounts for 60 per cent of Sharjah airport’s traffic.

Much of this expansion has been centred on India and other Asian countries. Earlier this month the airline announced it would be offering daily cheap flights from Sharjah to Kozhikode in southern India.

It also revealed that from June 8th, 2008, cheap flights to Dhaka would also be available, flying four times a week.

As a result of the ongoing expansion of services, Air Arabia now serves 20 destinations, including the Egyptian city of Alexandria, Indian capital Delhi and Kathmandu in Nepal.

The airline was recognised for its service earlier this month by the MENA Travel Awards, winning the best airline prize, voted for by industry members and customers.

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