Air Arabia
Image Credit: Air Arabia has opened regular flight bookings with effect from June 1

Sharjah: In a surprise move, Air Arabia, a Sharjah-based low-cost airline, has opened regular passenger flight bookings on its online reservation portal with effect from June 1.

The airline had earlier mentioned on its website that the flights are suspended until May 30. Any passenger can now book the flight by visiting the Air Arabia website to destinations including Karachi and Peshawar in Pakistan; Mumbai, Delhi, Tribandrum in India; Dhaka in Bangladesh; Beirut, Lebanon; Cairo, Egypt; Moscow,Russia; and some other European and Eastern Eurpean countries.

The reservation is open for return flights as well, according to the online portal. When contacted, an Air Arabia call centre agent confirmed that passengers can book the tickets for the flights available online. However, he made it clear that flights would be operated subject to the permission from the respective airports and countries. Tickets will be refunded in the form of vouchers if the flights are not operated as scheduled, he said.