Sharjah-based low cost carrier Air Arabia has announced it will begin flying to the Azerbaijani city of Qabala from the summer of this year.
The airline said it would begin flights on the rout on June 27, adding to its existing daily service to the capital Baku.
Flights between Sharjah International Airport and Qabala International Airport will operate three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
They will depart at 1pm and land at 4:10pm before the return journey departs at 5:15pm and lands back in Sharjah at 7:50pm.
“Qabala is a sought-after destination and is highly appealing to people in the Gulf region. The city presents a different side to the country, and is full of history,” said Air Arabia group CEO Adel Ali.
“Our flights to Qabala increase the offering of affordable travel to passengers in the Gulf and Azerbaijan, and boost our network in the Caucasus region.”
Local rival flydubai began flights to Qabala in June.
Air Arabia operates 133 routes across its network of five hubs in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Morocco, Egypt and Jordan.
Other recently announced new routes from the carrier include Bodrum in Turkey and Sheremetyevo International Airport outside Moscow.