Aviation news update – Air Arabia to go daily to Nairobi


Information was received from Nairobi that the UAE’s main low cost carrier Air Arabia, presently flying four times a week between Sharjah / UAE and Nairobi, is all set to ‘go daily’ as of first week of April.

The no frills airline has become hugely popular with both East African expatriates travelling back and forth on a tight budget but also with visitors from the Gulf wanting to spend their money in the destination and not as much on the tickets to get there. The three new flights will have different departure times, compared to the present ones operating on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, so passengers are well advised to be certain when they have to be at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for their check in.

It was also mentioned that Air Arabia will actively promote travel to Kenya through their extensive network across the Middle East and the Arab world, offering ‘through fares’ to Nairobi in order to attract more tourist visitors. The airline commenced flights in October 2008 with initially three frequencies, before adding a fourth last year due to growing demand, which continues to show a sharp upwards trend as companies and individuals are keeping a close eye on expenditure.

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