Air Arabia 60 routes across 26 countries from Sharjah this summer
Air Arabia’s Sharjah network this summer comprises 60 destinations across 26 countries and eight regions.
The carrier has 5.4 million seats scheduled to/from the UAE airport, down by 19% – and 1.3 million – over S19.
Sharjah has 70% of the Air Arabia Group’s seat capacity and nearly ten times more than second-placed Casablanca with Air Arabia Maroc.
Karachi top for Air Arabia
Naturally, India and Saudi Arabia are by far Air Arabia’s top countries, with over four in ten seats and 24 routes.
At 5,533 kilometres, Kuala Lumpur – its only destination in Southeast Asia – will be by far its longest route. It’ll use A321neos.
Next longest will be Sarajevo, also with the lowest capacity of all destinations. It’s one of three Western and Central and Eastern European airports to be served; the others are Kyiv Boryspil and Moscow Domodedovo.
There are significant network changes over S19, partly as it builds back again. Then, it had 76 destinations from Sharjah (now 60) across 33 countries (26).
While Muscat, Bahrain, Jeddah, Kuwait, and Karachi were its top-five routes, it is now Karachi, Dammam, Riyadh, Cairo, and Dhaka. Karachi will have 21 weekly services this summer.
Multiple destinations that were served won’t be this summer, including Asmara, Bishkek, Grozny, Hargeisa, Lar, Mashhad, Najaf, Prague, Shiraz, Tehran Imam Khomeini, and Vienna. But most will return.
Iran has never been a big part of Air Arabia’s network; in S19, its four routes had just 3% of total capacity. It’ll return one day.
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