Air Arabia celebrates its first flight from Sharjah to Phuket
Flights operate four times a week
Air Arabia, the Sharjah-headquartered low-cost carrier (LCC), commemorated the inauguration of its first flight to Phuket, Thailand, with a ceremony at Sharjah International Airport on December 16, 2023.
The new flights between Sharjah International Airport and Phuket International Airport will operate four times a week.
The inauguration event was attended by Nipa Nirannoot, Consul-General of Thailand to Dubai and the Northern Emirates, Khanin Boony Asopat, Consul of Thailand to the UAE, and senior management officials representing Sharjah International Airport and Air Arabia.
In a statement, Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, said: “We are pleased to launch Air Arabia’s first flight to Phuket, a renowned tourist destination.
“We look forward to expanding our network of destinations to offer passengers affordable travel options. This launch underpins our dedication to providing travellers with convenient offerings while fostering growth in both counties’ travel and tourism industries.”
Located in the Andaman Sea, Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, is a tropical haven known for its scenic marine beauty and lively arts and cultural scene.
Air Arabia operates a fleet of 72 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, the world’s most modern and best-selling single-aisle aircraft.
The airline’s aircraft are equipped with ‘SkyTime’, a free in-flight streaming, and ‘SkyCafe’, an onboard catering service at affordable prices.
Air Arabia also offers ‘Air Rewards’, a loyalty programme through which passengers can earn, transfer, and spend points.
With its central hub in Sharjah, UAE, and established in 2003, Air Arabia has become one of the Middle East’s prominent carriers, serving a vast network of destinations across the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Europe.
The airline has played a pivotal role in connecting diverse regions and fostering economic and cultural ties.
With a customer-centric approach, Air Arabia has consistently expanded its route network, offering passengers a range of convenient and cost-effective travel options. The airline’s success is attributed to its focus on operational excellence, strategic partnerships, and innovative business practices.
Despite challenges in the aviation industry, Air Arabia has maintained financial stability and continued to adapt to market demands. As a key player in the low-cost segment, the airline contributes significantly to the accessibility and growth of air travel in the Middle East and beyond.
Featured image: Phuket is Thailand’s largest island. Image: Sumit Chinchane