Air Arabia launches flights to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport

Air Arabia has added a second route for travel to Moscow. Flights from Sheremetyevo are launched from February 1, 2018

Sharjah became the new route of Sheremetyevo Airport

Moscow, Russia; February 1, 2018: Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), today announced the launch of its inaugural flight to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, adding a second route for travel to the Russian capital. Air Arabia has become the first airline in Sheremetyevo to carry out regular flights on the route Sharjah — Moscow — Sharjah.


The inaugural flight landed in Sheremetyevo International Airport at 13:35 local time with the Air Arabia delegation on board headed by Adel Al Ali, the Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia.


“We thank the Russian authorities and Sheremetyevo International Airport for their warm welcome. Moscow is a metropolis that brims with culture, and Sheremetyevo adds a convenient gateway to enter and discover this historic city,” said Adel Al Ali, the Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia. “Through flexible and affordable travel options, and our award-winning services, we remain committed to providing our passengers with the best, and are confident that this new route will complement our existing flights to Moscow in making Russian capital a unique and unforgettable destination.”


“We are pleased to welcome Air Aabia, the new partner of Sheremetyevo International Airport. I am confident that the high level of Air Arabia service and comfort will be highly appreciated by our passengers and will increase the popularity of the flights on the route. For its part, Sheremetyevo Airport will provide a high-quality service for Air Arabia passengers and airliners using modern infrastructure and technologies. The Middle East is one of the key international destinations for us and Air Arabia as the leading low-cost carrier of the region will encourage the development of a route network in this direction for the benefit of our passengers”, said First Deputy Director General for Operations of Sheremetyevo International Airport JSC Andrei Nikulin.


Starting from February 1, 2018 the flights of Air Arabia on the route Sharjah — Moscow — Sharjah will initially operate four times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.


The outbound flight G9 951 departs Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) at 09:10 hours, arriving at Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) at 13:35 hours local time. The inbound flight G9 952 leaves Sheremetyevo at 14:35 hours, landing in Sharjah at 20:45 hours local time.
The flights will be upgraded to a daily service from 1 March 2018.

Air Arabia (PJSC), listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is the Middle East and North Africa’s leading low-cost carrier (LCC).Air Arabia commenced operations in October 2003 and currently operates a fleet of 50 new Airbus A320 aircraft, serving over 140 routes from five hubs in the UAE (SHJ & RKT), Morocco, Egypt and Jordan. Air Arabia is an award-winning airline that focuses on offering comfort, reliability and value-for-money air travel. For further information, please visit: www.airarabia.com

Sheremetyevo International Airport is the largest Russian airport in terms of passenger and freight traffic, takeoff and landing operations, the area of the airport facilities and the capacity of the cargo facilities. The Sheremetyevo route network comprises 199 destinations. In 2017, Sheremetyevo set a historic record for passenger traffic, serving 40 million 93 thousand people.

In 2016, Sheremetyevo was ranked first in Europe for the quality of passenger service in the category of airports with a passenger flow of 25-40 million people per year in the ASQ (Airport Service Quality) ACI (Airports Council International) rating.

According to the ACI report in the first half of 2017 Sheremetyevo became the most rapidly-growing airport in Europe in the category of airports with a passenger flow of more than 25 million per year. The growth rate of passenger traffic in Sheremetyevo amounted to 17.7%. At the end of the third quarter of 2017 Sheremetyevo remained the fastest-growing in Europe (+ 19.5%).

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