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Air Arabia connects to Kazakhstan

Air Arabia has announced its plans for new services to Central Asia, beginning on Monday 14th November 2005 when the first ever UAE airline with touch down in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The second city to be connected to the UAE will be Almaty, the commercial hub of Kazakhstan commencing Wednesday 16th November 2005.Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Thani, Air Arabia’s Chairman said,

“More people in the UAE have been waiting to take advantage
of the low fares that we offer to destinations across the Middle East
and North Africa to take them home. We are now expanding our network to
Kazakhstan. We would like to thank the Kazakhstan Authorities for
granting us rights to fly to both Almaty and Astana and hope that they
will see the benefit to their residents and allow us to increase the
number of flights.”

He added, “We
look forward to growing trade and tourism links between UAE and
Kazakhstan and providing the opportunity to expatriates living in the
UAE to travel home for the first time or just more often. We also look
forward to increasing flights to Kazakhstan and giving people the
opportunity to travel to the UAE for business or to take affordable
holidays more often.”