UAE’s Air Arabia plans to launch Tunis flights in July

Air Arabia, the UAE-based low-cost carrier, has announced plans to launch direct flights from Sharjah to Tunis, Tunisia’s capital city, starting on July 4, Arabian Business reports.

The new flight will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the airline said in a statement.

Adel Al Ali, the group CEO, Air Arabia, said: “We are pleased to add Tunis to our growing destination network from Sharjah offering a new and affordable travel option to visit the country.

“Tunisia is a culture-rich destination with a great appeal for tourism and we look forward to the start of this service that will significantly add to the convenience of residents in both UAE and Tunisia.”

Air Arabia currently serves Tunisia from its hub in Morocco with direct flights connecting Casablanca and Tunis. Air Arabia now serves over 170 international and domestic routes from its hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt, the same source said.%

On Monday, Air Arabia announced a return to profit in the first quarter after impairments for exposure to private equity firm Abraaj resulted in the airline reporting a full-year loss in 2018.

Net income for the quarter climbed to 128 million dirhams ($35 million) from 110 million dirhams a year ago. Revenue rose 17 % to 1.03 billion dirhams, topping analysts’ estimates.


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