Air Arabia Abu Dhabi started its operations with a flight to Alexandria in Egypt on July 14, 2020. Image Credit: Supplied

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the capital’s first low-cost carrier, celebrated its second successful year of operations on July 14, 2022, having flown over 800,000 passengers on some 7,600 flights operating on 24 routes.

The carrier’s fleet grew over the past two year from just two Airbus A320 aircraft at launch to eight new aircraft as of today with additional aircraft expected to join the fleet before year end.

Launched during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the carrier’s success has not only contributed to enhancing confidence in flight but also contributed to Abu Dhabi’s growing aviation and tourism sectors by providing high-value, cost-competitive air travel services to key destinations direct from the capital.

Adel Al Ali, Group CEO, Air Arabia, said: “The remarkable success that Air Arabia Abu Dhabi has achieved in just two years, beating the challenges posed by the pandemic, underpin its effective operational model. The carrier remains committed to adding incremental value to Abu Dhabi’s economy by supporting related sectors such as hospitality, retail and tourism, while providing the residents and tourists a cost-effective travel option backed by world-class service standards.”

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi marked the inauguration of its operations with its first flight to Alexandria in Egypt on July 14, 2020. A second Air Arabia Abu Dhabi flight operated from the UAE’s capital to the Nile city of Sohag the next day. The carrier’s route network today connects destinations in Egypt, Bahrain, Azerbaijan, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Nepal, Sudan, Pakistan, Oman, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Georgia.