Air Arabia and UAE Exchange join hands

DUBAI — Air Arabia, the Middle East region's first and only low-fare airline, has announced its affiliation with the UAE Exchange to provide customers with a convenient and secure method of paying by cash.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 25 Jul 2005, 10:40 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:43 PM

"Our key objective with this affiliation is to provide greater access to more customers as many customers like to have the option of paying by cash over credit cards, yet still want the convenience of booking over the phone. The UAE Exchange is a regional company and through this affiliation we will be able to provide quick and easy payment points to more people across the region," said AK Nizar, Air Arabia's head of sales.

The alliance provided customers the opportunity to pay cash when they book through Air Arabia's call centre. They would receive a reservation number and their booking would be held for 48 hours, allowing them to go to the UAE Exchange Branches in Karama, Bur Dubai or Al Qusais in Dubai or to Rolla in Sharjah.

At these UAE Exchange Houses, on presentation of the reservation number, the customer would be asked to pay the full amount plus a small fee of Dh10 per transaction, which will be directly transferred to Air Arabia, to confirm their flight and receive an itinerary print out. This will soon be extended to more locations across the region.

Air Arabia flies from Sharjah to eighteen different destinations: fourteen flights weekly to Alexandria; nine flights a week to Beirut; daily to Bahrain, Colombo, Damascus, Doha, Mumbai and Muscat; six days a week to Kuwait and Dammam; four times a week to Jeddah and Riyadh; three days a week to Khartoum and Aleppo; and two days a week to Assiut, Luxor, Sana'a and Sharm El Sheikh.

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