Air Arabia (Arabic: العربية للطيران, DMG al - ʿ Arabiyya li -t - Tayaran ) is a low cost airline from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
It was founded on February 3, 2003 by Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed al - Qasimi, Emir of the Emirate of Sharjah was the first airline of its kind in the Middle East. Home base of the semi-public Air Arabia, the Sharjah airport. The company is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization. For 2006, Air Arabia announced revenue of 749.16 million dirhams. That makes a net profit of 101 million dirhams. The passenger load factor was 81.2 %. The airline had on their flights (about 80% on time ) 1.76 million passengers. Air Arabia at the moment trying to get a permit for the market entry.
From Sharjah from Air Arabia serves various destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe. Two other hubs, the company operates through its subsidiaries, Air Arabia Maroc in Casablanca ( Casablanca airport ), Morocco and Air Arabia Egypt in Alexandria (airport Burg al - ʿ Arab), Egypt; From 2011 to the fourth Amman (Queen Alia International Airport ) added in Jordan by Air Arabia Jordan. In Germany, only Cologne is served.
As of October 2013, the Air Arabia fleet consists of 30 aircraft:
- 37 Airbus A320 -200 (2 each leased to Air Arabia Maroc and Air Arabia Egypt ) Air Arabia flies 6000. Produced A320
- 21 Airbus A320 -200