On April 13, 2009, Air Arabia announced special air fares for Indian passengers flying to Egypt, Greece, Turkey and Jordan for the upcoming summer vacations.The special fares included return fares as low as Rs 18,525 to Egypt, Rs 23,085 to Turkey, Rs 19,950 to Jordan, and Rs 22,088 to Kenya.
Air Arabia will launch flights to Athens on April 21, 2009, and special return ticket fares will be available for travelers from India for Rs 25,223.
The fares listed above are all inclusive of taxes and surcharges but they do not include airport user fees, service tax and agency handling charges.
Air Arabia offers a return fare of Rs 10,973 to the UAE, along with free car and hotel assistance and free baggage allowance for 30 kilos.
Customers can avail of low hotel fares and sightseeing tour offers if they book their tickets online, on Air Arabia’s website.
Air Arabia is not the first to apply this strategy as Air India, Cathay Pacific, and Singapore Airlines have already launched their promotional fares to European countries for the summer season.
Air Arabia offers services to Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Kozhikode and Delhi, from its hub in Sharjah.
Air Arabia also plans to start flights to Goa from April 16, 2009.
Air Arabia’s non-stop Goa-Sharjah-Goa flight will cost only Rs 13000. Reports say that the new flights will also connect Kuwait, Doha, Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dabi and other parts of the Gulf to Goa.
Air Arabia has kept the Gulf fares competitive, ranging from Rs 13,000 to Rs 22,000.
The Sharjah-Goa flights will run thrice a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The Sharjah-Go flights will take off from Sharjah at 12.25 AM and land in Goa at 5.05 AM. The Goa-Sharjah flight will leave Goa at 5.50 AM and reach Sharjah at 7.35 AM.
Reports have said that Air Arabia will launch its Morocco hub by May 2009. Air Arabia has said that it plans to run 25 aircraft from Morocco to at least 60 destinations in Europe and Africa by 2014.
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