In today’s post of our series presenting the baggage policy of various airlines we will look into the baggage policy of the Middle-Eastern low-cost pioneer, the Sharjah-based airline Air Arabia. As we are about to see, this carrier stands out from many other low-cost airlines in one particular respect.
As passenger travelling with Air Arabia you are permitted to carry on board one standard hand baggage not exceeding 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm which is 22 x 16 x 8 inches. These measurements include also such parts of the bag as wheels or the handle.
Air Arabia is generous for a low-cost airline as in addition to one standard-sized bag, it allows its passengers to carry on board one laptop/briefcase/handbag.
Air Arabia, Baggage allowance
It appears as though there is no end to the new routes this week. Today me would like to mention a new development from the Sharjah-based Air Arabia.
This big middle-eastern low-cost airline announced it would launch flights connecting the Italian Airport Torino Cuneo with the place known from the classical drama with Humphrey Bogart. Yep, we mean Casablanca. The new Casablanca – Torino route will be in operation as of July 1, 2011 and is yet unavailable for booking.
Africa, Air Arabia, Airlines, Airport Torino Cuneo, Europe, New Routes, News by Continent
The Sharjah-based low-cost airline Air Arabia announced it would launch new services from the French city of Montpellier to Moroccan destinations. Montpellier, which is the the eight biggest city in France, is Air Arabia’s third most important destination in France.
The new routes from Airport Montpellier will be in operation at the end of March and will fly to such destinations as Fez, Oujda, Nador and Tangier. The flights will be on a weekly basis.
Africa, Air Arabia, Airlines, Europe, New Routes, News by Continent
Low cost airline Air Arabia announced flights between Morocco and Europe for the upcoming winter season. The airline will start to operate flights from its hub in Casablanca in October 2010. These new routes will be followed by those from Nador, Fez, Tangier and Oujda. There will be sixteen flights per week from Morocco to Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne, Paris and Montpellier.
Air Arabia flies with Airbus A320. On its entire network, Air Arabia offers full economy class with a free baggage allowance of 20 kg. More details and complete timetable can be found at Air Arabia’s website.
Africa, Air Arabia, Airlines, Europe, New Routes
Low cost airline Air Arabia announced that it would start the services from Casablanca to Montpellier in France. Roundtrip flights are operated three times per week between Air Arabia’s hub Casablanca Airport and Montpellier Airport in France.
Air Arabia will fly to Montpellier on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. On Sundays, flights depart Casablanca at 16:45 PM arriving in Montpellier at 18:15 PM. Return flights will depart Montpellier at 18:50 PM arriving in Casablanca at 19:30 PM.
Africa, Air Arabia, Airlines, Asia, New Routes
In response to strong demand for service to Goa, India, Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today that it will offer an additional eight flights to the popular coastal city over the holiday season.
Air Arabia currently provides roundtrip flights three times per week between Dabolim International Airport in Goa and Air Arabia’s hub in Sharjah. Over the holiday season, Air Arabia will offer additional service to Goa on December 17, 23, 24 and 30, 2009. The Sharjah-based carrier will also offer supplementary flights to Goa from January 4-7, 2010. These flights will depart Sharjah at 14:25 PM and arrive in Goa at 19:00 PM. Return flights will depart Goa at 19:45 PM and arrive in Sharjah at 21:40 PM.
Air Arabia, Airlines, Asia, New Routes, News by Continent
Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest airline company, and Pegasus Airlines, Turkey’s largest privately-owned airline, have started working together. As of today, selected flights of both airlines will be listed on airberlin.com and flypgs.com, and the websites will be linked. In this manner, travelers will benefit from a more extensive flight offer.
Using Air Berlin’s Internet portal, travelers will be able to book 17 additional connections from Germany to Turkey as well as 26 routes within Turkey. A client who decides to book one of these flights will be redirected to flypgs.com. In the same manner, selected Air Berlin flights within Germany and Europe as well as long-haul flights can be booked via the Pegasus Airlines website.
Air Arabia, Airlines, Asia, Europe, Pegasus Airlines
Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, and Travco Group, the Middle East’s largest travel and hospitality group announced today the signing of a joint venture agreement to launch a new low cost carrier based in Egypt. The new carrier will serve Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets and will represent Air Arabia third hub after UAE and Morocco.
Building upon Air Arabia’s existing services to 57 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the new airline will contribute to the on-going development of the Egyptian travel and tourism sector as well as offer a larger base of customer best value for money air travel.
Africa, Air Arabia, Airlines, New Routes
Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today that it will commence operations from its second hub in Morocco in early 2009, subject to government approvals. Air Arabia’s second hub in Casablanca will provide the Sharjah-based LCC with a platform from which to reach the wider Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market.
The new airline, named “Air Arabia Maroc” will cover Morocco’s domestic sector and operate in selected destinations across Europe and Africa.
Africa, Air Arabia, Airlines, Other
Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced that it will launch service to the Greek city of Athens, beginning April 21st ,2009. Roundtrip flights will operate three times per week between Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in the capital of Greece, and Air Arabia’s hub in Sharjah. Air Arabia is the first LCC in the Middle East to commence operations to Athens.
The LCC will fly to Athens on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, departing Sharjah at 18:55 and arriving at Athens at 22:45. Return flights will depart Athens at 23:30 and arrive in Sharjah at 05:20. Air Arabia’s first destination in Greece is also the carrier’s first destination in the European Union country. In total, Air Arabia now serves 45 destinations across the Middle East, North Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Central Asia and the Southern Europe.
“We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of service to Athens,” said AK Nizar, Head of Commercial Department. “An international tourist destination, Greece is also an important economic centre in the Mediterranean region. There is significant passenger traffic between the country and the Middle East, particularly for tourism and business. We are confident that Air Arabia’s non-stop flight to Greece will further enhance its popularity among the Middle East-based tourists.”
Africa, Air Arabia, Airlines, New Routes