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UAE low-cost carrier Air Arabia launches flights to Tunis

UAE low-cost carrier Air Arabia launches flights to Tunis

The new service will begin in early July and operate three times a week

UAE-based low-cost carrier Air Arabia has announced the launch of a direct flight from Sharjah to Tunis, Tunisia’s capital city from July 4, 2019.

The new service will operate three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

It will depart Sharjah International Airport at 3.30pm, arriving at Carthage International Airport in Tunis at 7.05pm. The return flight will from Tunis at 8.05pm and arrive in Sharjah at 5.05am the next day.

Air Arabia currently serves Tunisia from its hub in Morocco with direct flights connecting Casablanca and Tunis.

Adel Al Ali, group CEO, Air Arabia, said: “Tunisia is culture-rich destination with a great appeal for tourism and we look forward to the start of this service that will significantly add to the convenience of residents in both UAE and Tunisia.”

The airline, which serves over 170 international and domestic routes from its hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt, announced a 16 per cent jump in first-quarter profit earlier this week.

Air Arabia made a net profit of Dhs128m in the three months to March 31, with revenue up 17 per cent to Dhs1bn, it said in a statement.

The airline carried 2.8 million passengers, up 8 per cent year on year, and filled an average of 84 per cent of seats.

The carrier had reported a full-year loss for 2018 after booking impairments mainly attributable to its exposure to collapsed private equity firm Abraaj.

Read: Air Arabia Q1 profit up 16% as passenger numbers improve

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