Sharjah low-cost carrier to take on flydubai as it seeks to capitalise on Armenia’s growing popularity.
Air Arabia will begin twice weekly services between Sharjah and Yerevan from August 16.
Flights will depart from Sharjah International Airport on Tuesdays and Fridays at 0830, arriving at Zvartnots International Airport at 1115. Return flights will leave Yerevan at 1235 and arrive in Sharjah at 1540.
Armenia is an emerging leisure destination with its mountains, forests, lakes and waterfalls and Yerevan is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, offering a range of museums, parks, restaurants and sightseeing opportunities.
Air Arabia will compete on the route with flydubai, which flies three times weekly. Air Arabia’s return prices at launch are currently AED1,329 compared with flydubai’s AED1,934, although they are promotional fares.
Yerevan is Air Arabia’s fifth new route this year.