Air Arabia to start flights to Nairobi

Sharjah-based low cost airline Air Arabia, is to launch flights to Nairobi, Kenya, starting 26 October 2008. Flights will initially operate four times per week between Nairobi and Air Arabia’s hub in Sharjah.The airline will fly to Nairobi on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Sharjah at 9:40am and arriving at Nairobi at 13:50. Return flights will depart Nairobi at 14:35 and arrive in Sharjah at 20:40. Nairobi will be Air Arabia’s first destination in Kenya, fourth in Africa and 42nd worldwide.

AK Nizar, Head of Commercial Department, Air Arabia said, “We currently offer one of the most comprehensive destination networks in the Middle East and North Africa, and the opening of our newest destination in Nairobi reflects our commitment to expand into new regions. The new route is reflective of Air Arabia’s commitment toward African expatriate communities in the UAE and the wider Gulf region by providing them with the best value for money service to key destinations.”

Nairobi is the political, financial and tourism capital of Kenya and is East Africa’s most populous city.