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New Route of the Day (28 June 2024): Air Arabia between Sharjah and Athens


Air Arabia commenced operations between Sharjah and Athens on Friday 28 June. The 3,285-kilometre route will be maintained 4-weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays using the A320 aircraft. The carrier faces no direct competition between the two cities.

Flight G9684 departs Sharjah at 09:10 local time, arriving in Athens at 13:15 local time. The return service, operating as flight G9685, takes off from the Greek capital at 14:05 local time, touching back down in the Emirati city at 20:00 local time.

What they said

Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, commented: “Athens is the latest addition to our expanding EU network from Sharjah, joining Milan and Krakow. This new route provides our customers in the UAE and beyond with more opportunities to explore Greece with our renowned value-driven service. The launch of direct flights to Athens reaffirms our commitment to offering our passengers seamless, accessible, and affordable connectivity options. We look forward to welcoming our customers onboard to experience the rich history and cultural heritage of Athens”.

Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, said: “The launch of the new air route to Greece is a significant addition within the strategic development and expansion plan of Sharjah Airport. It involves providing more of passengers preferred global destinations and diversifying options for them, in line with the growing demand in the travel and cargo sectors between the UAE and Greece. It aligns with the strength and diversity of mutual relations between the two countries, especially in areas related to the economy, tourism, trade, and other activities.”

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Air Arabia serves nine European cities from Sharjah

Air Arabia has increased its number of flights to Europe out of its main hub in Sharjah by 14% during S24, while capacity has grown 13%.

This summer, besides Athens, Air Arabia also introduced Krakow and Sarajevo in Europe to its Sharjah network, growing its total number of destinations on the continent to nine. Unlike last summer, the LCC no longer serves Ufa in Russia and Antalya in Türkiye.

Within its European network out of Sharjah, Air Arabia boasts the most flights to Moscow DME and Trabzon (both 21-weekly), followed by the newly added Krakow (12-weekly). During the peak of S24, the LCC operates 89-weekly flights to Europe, with 16,060 departing seats on the market.

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