Air Arabia Sharjah to Tabuk
Cake-cutting and gift-exchanging were both part of the welcome ceremony held at Tabuk Airport in Saudi Arabia on 20 August for the launch of Air Arabia’s new thrice-weekly operation. The north-west Saudi Arabian city become the LCCs 13th destination in the country.
- Air Arabia has launched services to Tabuk (TUU), which marks the airline’s 13th destination in Saudi Arabia (KSA) and 114th globally. Tabuk is the capital city of the Tabuk Region in north-western Saudi Arabia with a population of over half a million, and is close to the Jordan–Saudi Arabia border. Starting on 20 August, the LCC will operate services on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flights will leave the airline’s Sharjah (SHJ) base at 0920 and reach Tabuk at 1120. Return flights will take off from Tabuk on the same day at 1210 and touch down in the UAE at 1605. Commenting on the new service, Adel Ali, Group CEO, Air Arabia, said: “The strengthening of our route network in Saudi Arabia with the launch of Tabuk demonstrates the significance we attach to the Kingdom. Going forward, our business focus for KSA will remain to be present where our customers want us to be and continue to offer enormous choice for customers seeking to travel from KSA to the UAE and beyond.” Air Arabia started operations to KSA with services to Jeddah in 2004. Today, the airline operates over 120 weekly non-stop services into the Kingdom and serves Saudi from its hubs in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah in UAE, Alexandria in Egypt and Amman in Jordan.