Air Arabia Service to Madinah

DUBAI — Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, announced its service to the holy city of Madinah in Saudi Arabia from next month.

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Published: Mon 24 Aug 2009, 11:39 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:46 AM

Madinah is the Sharjah-based carrier’s 58th destination worldwide and fourth in Saudi Arabia. The launch of this new destination is part of Air Arabia’s strategy to strengthen its network in the kingdom, the company said in a statement on Sunday.

“There is an extremely high level of demand among Muslim pilgrims for value-for-money service to Madinah, especially during Hajj, AK Nizar, Head of Commercial Department, Air Arabia, said. Beginning September 1, roundtrip flights will operate two times per week between Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah and Air Arabia’s hub in Sharjah. The carrier will fly to Madinah on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

“We are confident that Air Arabia’s direct flights to Madinah will offer greater convenience for all those travelling to the city, especially pilgrims performing Hajj and Umrah, the Islamic pilgrimage,” Nizar said.

Madinah, with the population of 1.3 million, is one of the largest cities in western Saudi Arabia. Every year over 3 million people visit Madinah as part of Hajj, the largest annual pilgrimage in the world.

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