Monday, October 27, 2008

Air Arabia takes off to Nairobi

SHARJAH: Air Arabia, the first and largest lowـcost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced Sunday in a press release the launch of service to Nairobi, Kenya, beginning Sunday. Flights will initially operate four times per week between Nairobi and Air Arabia''s hub in Sharjah.

The LCC will fly to Nairobi on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Sharjah at 9:40AM and arriving at Nairobi at 13:50PM. Return flights will depart Nairobi at 14:35PM and arrive in Sharjah at 20:40PM. Nairobi will be Air Arabia''s first destination in Kenya, fourth in Africa and 43rd destination worldwide.

"Air Arabia is pleased to begin service to both the capital and largest city in Kenya," said AK Nizar, Head of Commercial Department, Air Arabia. "We currently offer one of the most comprehensive destination networks in the Middle East and Africa, and commencement of service to Nairobi is reflective of our endeavours to expand further within this region. By introducing efficient and costـeffective travel options for those visiting this great African city, Air Arabia continues to demonstrate its unmatched commitment to tourists and the African expatriate population of the UAE and wider Gulf region."

Nairobi is the political, financial and tourism capital of Kenya. The city and its suburbs are home to a range of internationally acclaimed tourist attractions including Nairobi National Park, Nairobi Safari Park and the largest memorial park in Kenya, the Uhuru Gardens, built on the spot where independence was declared in 1963. Home also to the Nairobi Stock Exchange, one of the largest in the world, Air Arabia will soon offer competitively priced flights to one of Africa''s most prominent cities.