Air Arabia’s inaugural flight to Prague taxied onto stand with both United Arab of Emirates and Czech Republic flags flying from the cockpit windows on 11 December, with the flag waving symbolising the newest connection between the two nations. The LCC will operate the 4,466-kilometre sector five times weekly using A320s.
- Air Arabia launched its latest European connection from Sharjah (SHJ) on 11 December, the day in which the carrier inaugurated a five times weekly service to Prague (PRG). The airline will serve the 4,466-kilometre sector using its fleet of A320s, with no other operator currently linking the UAE and Czech Republic cities. Sharjah becomes the second destination in the UAE to be connected with Prague, with Emirates, flydubai and Smartwings all offering a daily rotation between the European capital and Dubai, with the latter two airlines using 737 MAX 8s, while Emirates operates its route to Prague using A380s. From 31 May 2019, capacity between the Czech Republic and the UAE will further increase, as Emirates plans to add a second daily rotation on its Dubai – Prague service from this date, with the second daily rotation scheduled to be flown using 777-300s.