Jun 16, 2017: Air Arabia, a low-cost airline in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, added Hargeisa to its growing international network.
Air Arabia marked its entry into the African market in 2004, and presently serves six destinations across Egypt, Sudan and Kenya from its main hub in Sharjah. The new flights to Hargeisa, Somaliland will operate twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, departing Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) at 03:45 hours, and arriving at Hargeisa Egal International Airport (HGA) at 06:15 local time. The return flight will depart Hargeisa at 06:55, landing in Sharjah at 11:25 local time.
“Hargeisa offers travellers a unique blend of contemporary and modern experiences from one street to the next and the city has all the amenities a traveller could wish for: from culture to commercial and more,” said Adel Al Ali, group chief executive officer of Air Arabia. “We are glad to announce this new route and are confident that this will establish Hargeisa as a destination of choice and appeal to the growing tourism and trade sectors”.
Hargeisa is currently undergoing a swift transformation focused on economic expansion, has an estimated population of 1.2 million people and is a vivacious commercial centre for the construction, retail and precious stone-cutting sectors.
Air Arabia at present operates flights to over 130 routes worldwide from five hubs located in the Middle East and North Africa.