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Air Arabia to lease six Airbus A321neo long-range jets

Sharjah-headquartered Air Arabia PJSC (AIRARABI:DFM), the largest low-cost carrier operator in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed a leasing agreement with U.S.-based Air Lease Corporation (ALC) for six Airbus A321neo long range aircraft. The long range airliners are built with the Airbus A321 new engine option, featuring CFM International engines. The 215-seat passenger jets will be delivered from ...

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Sharjah passenger growth rises to 4% in Q3

Passenger traffic at Sharjah International Airport grew by 4 percent during the third quarter of 2017, compared with the same period of 2016, handling 2.996 million passengers. Summer travel drove Q3 growth with the airport handling 1 million passengers during July and 1.1 million passengers during August. Performance during the three months also beat that of Q1 and Q2 this ...

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Gama Aviation signs agreements to build and operate a US$30 million business aviation terminal

Gama Support Services, a division of global business aviation services company Gama Aviation, has signed commercial agreements with Sharjah Airport Authority for the development and operation of a new private aviation terminal at Sharjah International Airport. Gama Support Services will build and operate a new AED 110 million (US$ 30m) purpose-built, integrated business aviation complex and provide ground handling services ...

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Sharjah air passenger traffic grows 3% in Q2 2017

Passenger traffic grew by 3 percent at Sharjah International Airport during the last quarter, as the airport handled 2.75 million passengers during April, May and June, compared with 2.66 million during the same period of 2016. Overall, Sharjah handled 5.5 million passengers during the first half of 2017, about 3 percent higher than the first half of 2016. Sharjah handled ...

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Air Arabia adds third new route of 2017

Sharjah-headquartered Air Arabia PJSC (AIRARABI:DFM), the largest low-cost carrier operator in the Middle East and North Africa, has added its third permanent new international route from Sharjah this year with the addition of direct flights to Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland. The airline now operates flights to over 130 destinations across the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Asia, and Europe from ...

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Sharjah handles 2.7 million passengers during Q1

Sharjah International Airport handled 2.741 million passengers during the first quarter of 2017, registering 2 percent growth compared to the first three months of last year. The airport has experienced continuous growth during the past five years, handling 11 million passengers during 2016. Sharjah handled 969,633 passengers in January, 827,369 February and 944,038 in March 2017, peaking at 4 percent ...

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Air Arabia to add new Baku service in March

Sharjah-headquartered Air Arabia PJSC (AIRARABI:DFM), the largest low-cost carrier operator in the Middle East and North Africa, plans to launch a new service from Sharjah to Baku in Azarbajian next month, which is expected to be the airline’s first route launch of the year. Beginning 23 March 2017, Air Arabic will operate four weekly flights from its main hub at ...

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Sharjah airport expansion project approved

The Government of Sharjah has approved the US$400 million (AED 1.46b) budget for the expansion of Sharjah International Airport, according to MEED (Middle East Economic Digest), quoting Adel Abdullah Ali, Air Arabia’s Chief Executive Officer. According to the airline CEO, the expansion project is expected to begin this summer and will increase airport capacity from 8 to 18 million passengers ...

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IndiGo to launch two new daily non-stop Sharjah routes from India

IndiGo, India’s largest budget-carrier, plans to introduce two daily routes to Sharjah International Airport, which will become its sixth international destination. The airline announced the launch of daily non-stop Sharjah-Kozhikode (CCJ) flights from 20 March and daily non-stop Sharjah-Thiruvananthapuram (TRV) flights from 8 April. Headquartered in Gurgaon (Gurugram), India, IndiGo is India’s largest passenger airline with a market share of ...

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Sharjah airport passenger traffic hits new high

Sharjah International Airport registered a 10 percent year-on-year increase in passengers, handling 11 million passengers from January to December 2016. The airport passed the 10 million passenger mark for the first time in 2015, showing 5.5 percent growth. Since then, the airport has continued to show strong growth. Airport passengers increased 12 percent during the first quarter of 2016, 11 ...

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