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Air Arabia marks its first flight to Athens

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Official Gala dinner of the launch of Air Arabia's flights from Sharjah to Athens.

Air Arabia inaugurates Athens-Sharjah route with four weekly flights, enhancing its network and reinforcing its commitment to accessible, affordable travel.

SHARJAH, UAE – Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier operator, today marked the inauguration of its first flight connecting Athens International Airport and Sharjah International Airport with four non-stop weekly flights on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.

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Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia

A welcome ceremony was held on arrival at Athens International Airport, attended by Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, H.E. the Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to the UAE, Mr. Antonis Alexandridis, H.E. the Ambassador of the UAE to the Hellenic Republic, Dr. Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, in addition to senior management and guests.  At the official Gala dinner held the same day, the launch of Air Arabia’s flights from Sharjah to Athens was warmly welcomed by the Greek Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Olga Kefalogianni.

Schedule to and from Athens, effective June 28, 2024 (all times local)

Flight Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Frequency
G9 685 Athens 14:05 Sharjah 20:00 Airbus A320 Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Sunday
G9 684 Sharjah 09:10 Athens 13:15 Airbus A320 Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Sunday

Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, commented: “Athens is the latest addition to our expanding EU network from Sharjah, UAE joining Milan and Krakow. This new route provides our customers in the UAE and beyond with more opportunities to explore Greece with our renowned value-driven service. The launch of direct flights to Athens reaffirms our commitment to offering our passengers seamless, accessible, and affordable connectivity options. We look forward to welcoming our customers onboard to experience the rich history and cultural heritage of Athens”.

Air Arabia operates a modern fleet of 74 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, the most modern and best-selling single aisle aircraft in the world. Offering passengers, a value-added onboard experience, the aircraft is equipped with ‘SkyTime’, a free in-flight streaming, and ‘SkyCafe’ an onboard catering service at affordable prices. In addition, Air Arabia offers ‘Air Rewards’ an innovative and generous loyalty program through which passengers can earn, transfer, and spend points.

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