Air Arabia launches new in-flight duty free service

SHARJAH - Following the success of the first two months of operations, Air Arabia LLC, UAE's national airline and first low-cost airline of its kind in the Middle East & North Africa region, added further value to its passengers with the introduction of DUFRY - an in-flight duty free service on all its routes.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 20 Jan 2004, 10:10 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:10 AM

At a recent signing ceremony with well-renowned international duty free provider DUFRY, Air Arabia's CEO, Adel Ali and Rene Riedi, CEO DUFRY Group Eurasia & Asia joined hands to start operations onboard all inbound and outbound Air Arabia flights to offer passengers a selection of products from perfumes, cosmetics, jewellery, assorted gifts, electronic gadgets and toys to suit all tastes.

Speaking on the occasion, Adel Ali said: "The addition of an in-flight duty free service was a natural progression for Air Arabia. We are continuously striving to add value to the Air Arabia experience and passengers now have the ease of purchasing goods in the comfort of their own seat."

Air Arabia's duty free service will begin in the first quarter of 2004 and passengers have the option of paying via credit card or cash. DUFRY will maintain the stocks on the aircrafts on a daily basis and passengers can view the products through a duty free catalogue onboard.

Air Arabia is a Sharjah government-owned airline which is currently flying from Sharjah to Bahrain daily, Beirut four days a week, Damascus three days a week, Kuwait three days a week, Muscat four days a week, Alexandria three days a week, Assiut three days a week, Aleppo two days a week, Doha five days a week and Colombo three days a week.

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