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Air Arabia launches new direct flights to Basra in Iraq

Air Arabia launches new direct flights to Basra in Iraq

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) operator, announced the launch of its new route from Sharjah to Basra in Iraq.

The new direct flights will connect Sharjah International Airport to Basra International Airport with a frequency of three flights per week starting from June 03, 2024

Schedule to Basra, effective June 03, 2024.

Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia, said: ” With the launch of our new route to Basra, Iraq, we continue to broaden our reach across the region, reaffirming our commitment to offering affordable and accessible travel options to our passengers. The announcement of Air Arabia’s new route to Iraq reinforces our commitment to providing travellers with a smooth and enjoyable journey to more enticing destinations.”

Basra is Air Arabia’s fourth destination in Iraq, alongside Baghdad, Erbil and Najaf.


Air Arabia’s commitment to delivering exceptional value and comfort to its passengers is reflected in its fleet of 73 Airbus A320 and A321 neo-LR aircraft, the most modern and best-selling single aisle aircraft in the world. The cabin configuration across the fleet provides added comfort with one of the most generous seat-pitch of any economy cabin.

In addition to ‘SkyTime’, the free in-flight streaming service that allows passengers to stream a wide selection of entertainment directly to their devices, customers can also enjoy a wide variety of delicacies between snacks, meals, and sandwiches from the on-board ‘SkyCafe’ menu at affordable prices.

Customers can now book their direct flights from Sharjah to Basra by visiting Air Arabia’s website, or by calling the call centre, or through travel agencies.