Air Arabia announces repatriation flights

Siobháin Spear
Apr 16, 2020

The Sharjah-based airline is operating a number of outbound passenger flights and cargo flights.

April 16: Air Arabia has become the fourth UAE airline to commence repatriation flights in order to assist those who need to return to their home countries.

The airline carrier has announced that is will be operating repatriation flights to a limited number of destinations, and these flights are currently available during the remainder of April.

Air Arabia repatriation flights

In an announcement made via the Air Arabia website, the low-cost carrier stated that flights would operate from Sharjah International Airport to the following destinations:

  • Iran: Lar
  • Iran: Shiraz
  • Afghanistan: Kabul

The airline has stated that more destinations will be added once the relevant approvals have been obtained.

At present, passengers are unable to view the available flights on the website, so those seeking to book a repatriation flight to one of the approved cities should reach out directly via email to: [email protected]

Air Arabia has also emphasized that passengers should check the travel and entry restrictions applicable in their home country before travelling; they are also reminded to wear gloves and face masks to guarantee boarding at the airport.

In addition to passenger repatriation flights, Air Arabia is also operating a number of cargo flights to destinations around the world. Currently, these cargo destinations include Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, India and Nepal.

Air Arabia’s announcement follows in the footsteps of other UAE airlines that have commenced outbound flights over the past two weeks. Residents and visitors can book a repatriation flight with Emirates and learn about the new refund options for cancellations. Etihad has also updated its repatriation flights from Abu Dhabi, and low-cost carrier FlyDubai has announced repatriations flights to select destinations.

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