Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), inaugurated its direct flight between Kuala Lumpur and Sharjah. The seven-hour flight between the two cities is the first direct flight by a low-cost carrier connecting Malaysia with the UAE and GCC.
The inaugural flight landed at KL International Airport (IATA Code: KUL) at 08:50am local time and was received by an official delegation including YB Datuk Mohammadin bin Ketapi, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia, YM Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin, Group Chief Executive Officer Malaysia Airports, Mr. Adel Al Ali, Air Arabia Group Chief Executive Officer, senior management of Malaysia Airports, Air Arabia, UAE Embassy & Tourism Malaysia in addition to media. The welcoming function was then followed by a press conference held upon arrival in KLIA.
Commenting on the inaugural launch of the route, Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia, said: “We are delighted to be the first low cost airline to connect Kuala Lumpur with the UAE and GCC. We are confident this new service linking the two cities will further strengthen the trade and tourism ties between both nations, while providing our customers with a great value-for-money option to travel between both countries and beyond. We thank Malaysia Airports and Tourism Malaysia for their warm welcome and continuous support.”