Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa region, will launch its service to the Indian state of Goa beginning April 16, 2009.
Round-trip flights will operate three times per week between Dabolim International Airport in Goa and Air Arabia’s hub in Sharjah. Upon commencing the service, Air Arabia will be the only UAE-based international carrier to offer direct flights to Goa from the UAE.
The LCC will fly to Goa on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing Sharjah at 00.25am and arriving in Goa at 5.05am. Return flights will depart Goa at 05.50am and arrive in Sharjah at 7.35am.
Air Arabia’s first destination in Goa is also the carrier’s 13th destination in India. In total, Air Arabia will serve 46 destinations across the Middle East, north Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and southern Europe, including Athens. Greece, when service commences on April 21, 2009.
“Air Arabia is pleased to announce the launch of service to Goa,” said AK Nizar, Head of Commercial Department, Air Arabia. “Famous for its sun-kissed sandy beaches and natural beauty, Goa is India’s premier tourist destination. With a high tourist inflow in to Goa, the route promises to be of great potential for Air Arabia.”
Air Arabia will offer visitors from Goa to the UAE with a tourist visa service to visit their family and friends.
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