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Air Arabia

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About Air Arabia

IATA code


ICAO code


Air Arabia headquarters

Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Main operational airport

Sharjah Airport (SHJ)

Number of destinations covered by Air Arabia airline

Around 170 destinations

Most popular destination


Most popular routes


Year of establishment


Parent company

Air Arabia PJSC

Popular fleet

Airbus A320 & Airbus A321Neo LR

Air Arabia contact number

From Saudi Arabia: 920011969

From UAE: (06) 5580000

Air Arabia is a low-cost carrier and the first publicly listed airline in the MENA region. Besides, Air Arabia booking guarantees comfort, reliability, and value for money across the entire network. 
With Air Arabia value proposition "Where Next", the carrier's Frequent Flyer Program 'AirRewards' honors loyal customers with points for Etihad Guest Miles. Points can also be earned when shopping with the airline's lifestyle partners.  

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Air Arabia Most Popular Routes

Most Popular Flights to Sharjah

Most Popular Flights from Sharjah

RUH - SHJ   SAR 821

SHJ - CAI   →  SAR 888

DMM - SHJ  SAR 1,279

SHJ - DMM  →  SAR 923

DAC - SHJ  SAR 1,402

SHJ - AMM   →  SAR 885

Historical Highlights:

  • October 2003: Air Arabia was launched.
  • 2014: Air Arabia purchased 7 new Airbus A320 aircraft.
  • December 31, 2014: Air Arabia flight booking percentage increased by 11.6% to reach 6.817 million passengers. Moreover, the airline has expanded to include 101 routes from 4 hubs.  
  • 2015: Air Arabia declared its 5th hub in Amman, Jordan.  
  • Q2 2015: Air Arabia flew to 111 destinations worldwide, 9 of which were added the same year. 

Air Arabia Fleet

Air Arabia operates a fleet of 65 Airbus A320 and 9 A321Neo LR Aircraft.
The A321neo LR aircraft has been upgraded with new engine option (NEO) jetliner versions. The enhancements also include expanding the seating capacity to 215 to be the longest range single-aisle on the market.

Air Arabia Cargo Services

In addition to Air Arabia flight booking, the carrier offers a wide array of cargo services for several destinations, including Egypt, Morocco, Sharjah, and Ras Al Khaimah.

  • General Cargo: Cost-efficient option for products like spare parts, textiles, electronics, accessories, etc.
  • Perishable Cargo: This category includes all perishable products, such as fruits & vegetables, meat, fish/seafood, and flowers. 
  • Valuable Cargo: The earliest delivery of valuable products. 
  • Courier Cargo: Trusted airport-to-airport transportation.
  • Arabian Express Services (AES): This service is concerned with products shipped on booked flights. 
  • Mail: Air Arabia cargo provides reliable transportation options to mail products in partnership with Universal Postal Union (UPU). 

To get the full details and guidelines about Air Arabia cargo services, check the airline official website.

Air Arabia Recognitions and Awards

Year Award/Nomination

Award / Nomination Type


Nomination as Middle East's Leading Low-Cost Airline by World Travel Award


Nomination as Africa's Leading Low-Cost Airline by World Travel Award


Best Low-Cost Carrier in the Middle East by Skytrax


Top airline by growth at Salalah Airport


Airline of the Year – the Middle East at the Aviation Business Awards

Air Arabia services for Economy Class and Business Class

Economy Class

  • Inflight amenities 
  • Inflight entertainment
  • Comfy seats

Business Class

  • World-class comfortable seats
  • International cuisines
  • Pre-ordered meals
  • Snacks on board
  • Shopping onboard
  • Inflight magazine
  • Inflight entertainment

Air Arabia Baggage Allowance

  • Business Class: Air Arabia Business class passengers are allowed with checked baggage up to 40 kg and carry-on baggage of 10 kg.
  • Economy Class: Air Arabia Economy class passengers are allowed with checked baggage up to and carry-on baggage of 10 kg.
  • Air Arabia baggage policy may vary according to final destinations

Air Arabia Checked Baggage Allowance 

The following table entails the minimum fees for one-way flights for 1 passenger. 

Origin Country

Fees Starting from

# of Pieces

Baggage Allowance


AED 15

1 piece

20 KG To 30 KG 

AED 20

2 pieces

30 KG To 40 KG


EGP 100

1 piece

20 KG To 30 KG 

EGP 120

2 pieces

30 KG To 40 KG

Air Arabia Check-in Information

Air Arabia supports online check-in through the official website. After checking in online, passengers need to print the boarding pass. 

  • For passengers flying from Sharjah: Online check-in opens 36 hours prior to departure.
  • For passengers flying from other airports: Online check-in opens 24 hours prior to departure.

Air Arabia Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I select my seats online with Air Arabia?

A. Passengers can pre-book their seats online on Air Arabia flights unless the flight safety measures require otherwise. 

Q. Does Air Arabia accept pregnant women?

A. Air Arabia will accept pregnant women for travel until the end of their 35th week of pregnancy, a medical certificate should be provided. Air Arabia does not accept pregnant women once they start the 36th week of their pregnancy.

Q. Can I change my flight booking on Air Arabia?

A. Yes, you can. Almosafer will help you modify the day of travel or even the destination if your flight ticket is eligible to change. Fees will be applied in addition to any fare difference.

Q. Is there an onboard shopping service on Air Arabia?

A. Yes, Air Arabia offers an onboard duty-free catalogue with exciting products from accessories, watches, jewellery, and perfumes.

Q. Does Air Arabia provide free food?

  1. Meals are not included in the price of some tickets.

Q. How many kg is allowed in Air Arabia?

  1. Please check this page.

Q. How much does Air Arabia charge for extra baggage?

  1. Kindly check Air Arabia's official website.

Q. How much hand carry is allowed in Air Arabia?

  1. Please check this page.

How much is the check-in fee for Air Arabia?

  1. Check Air Arabia's official website.

FAQs for Air Arabia

  • Does Air Arabia allow web check-in?

    Yes, Air Arabia allows web check-in.

  • Does Air Arabia provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Air Arabia offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • Can I cancel my flight on Air Arabia?

    Almosafer would help you with cancellations. Make sure to check our cancellation policy before making any changes. Furthermore, Cancellation information can be found via your booking details.

  • How can I find cheap Air Arabia flights?

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  • Does Air Arabia offer priority boarding?

    Air Arabia provide priority boarding to business and first-class passengers, passengers with frequent flyer status or loyalty program members, and passengers with disabilities or special needs.

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