Air Arabia

Air Arabia

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About Air Arabia

IATA code

G9

ICAO code

ABY

Air Arabia headquarters

Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Main operational airport

Sharjah Airport (SHJ)

Number of destinations covered by Air Arabia airline

Around 170 destinations

Most popular destination

SHJ, RUH, DEL, DAC

Most popular routes

DMM - SHJ, CAI-SHJ, SHJ-CAI, RUH-SHJ

Year of establishment

2003

Parent company

Air Arabia PJSC

Popular fleet

Airbus A320 & Airbus A321 Neo LR

Air Arabia contact number

From Saudi Arabia: 920011969

From UAE: (06) 5580000

Air Arabia is a low-cost carrier and the first publicly listed airline in the MENA region. Besides, Air Arabia booking guarantees comfort, reliability, and value for money across the entire network. 
With Air Arabia value proposition "Where Next", the carrier's Frequent Flyer Program 'AirRewards' honors loyal customers with points for Etihad Guest Miles. Points can also be earned when shopping with the airline's lifestyle partners.  

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Historical Highlights:

  • October 2003: Air Arabia was launched.
  • 2014: Air Arabia purchased 7 new Airbus A320 aircraft.
  • December 31, 2014: Air Arabia flight booking percentage increased by 11.6% to reach 6.817 million passengers. Moreover, the airline has expanded to include 101 routes from 4 hubs.  
  • 2015: Air Arabia declared its 5th hub in Amman, Jordan.  
  • Q2 2015: Air Arabia flew to 111 destinations worldwide, 9 of which were added the same year. 

Air Arabia Fleet

Air Arabia operates a fleet of 52 Airbus A320 and 6 A321 Neo LR Aircraft.
The A321neo LR aircraft has been upgraded with new engine option (NEO) jetliner versions. The enhancements also include expanding the seating capacity to 215 to be the longest range single-aisle on the market.

Air Arabia Cargo Services

In addition to Air Arabia flight booking, the carrier offers a wide array of cargo services for several destinations, including Egypt, Morocco, Sharjah, and Ras Al Khaimah.

  • General Cargo: Cost-efficient option for products like spare parts, textiles, electronics, accessories, etc.
  • Perishable Cargo: This category includes all perishable products, such as fruits & vegetables, meat, fish/seafood, and flowers. 
  • Valuable Cargo: The earliest delivery of valuable products. 
  • Courier Cargo: Trusted airport-to-airport transportation.
  • Arabian Express Services (AES): This service is concerned with products shipped on booked flights. 
  • Mail: Air Arabia cargo provides reliable transportation options to mail products in partnership with Universal Postal Union (UPU). 

To get the full details and guidelines about Air Arabia cargo services, check the airline official website

Air Arabia Recognitions and Awards

Year Award/Nomination

Award / Nomination Type

2021

Nomination as Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline by World Travel Award

2020

Nomination as Africa's Leading Low-Cost Airline by World Travel Award

2015

Best Low-Cost Carrier in the Middle East by Skytrax

2015

Top airline by growth at Salalah Airport

2015

Airline of the Year – the Middle East at the Aviation Business Awards

(Awards & Recognitions)

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Air Arabia services for Economy Class

Economy Class

  • World-class comfort seats
  • International cuisines
  • Pre-ordered meals
  • Snacks on board
  • Shopping onboard
  • Inflight magazine
  • Inflight entertainment

Air Arabia Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage

The following table entails the minimum fees for one-way flights for 1 passenger. 

Origin Country

Baggage Allowance

# of Pieces

Fees Starting from

 

UAE

20 KG

30 KG 

1 piece

AED 15

30 KG

40 KG

2 pieces

AED 20

 

Egypt

20 KG

30 KG

1 piece

EGP 70

EGP 100

30 KG

40 KG

2 pieces

EGP 120

 

Morocco

15 KG

20 KG

30 KG

40 KG

EUR 25

EUR 30

EUR 54

EUR 79

Air Arabia offers pre-book for checked baggage allowance online or via the call center, sales offices, or travel partners.

Air Arabia Check-in Information

Air Arabia supports online check-in through the official website. After checking in online, passengers need to print the boarding pass. 

  • For passengers flying from Sharjah: Online check-in opens 36 hours prior to departure.
  • For passengers flying from other airports: Online check-in opens 24 hours prior to departure.

FAQs for Air Arabia

  • Does Air Arabia allow web check-in?

    Yes, Air Arabia allows web check-in.

  • Does Air Arabia provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Air Arabia offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • How many routes does Air Arabia service in total/as overall?

    The total number of routes serviced by Air Arabia is 187.

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