The sunset of low-cost carriers (LCCs) has revolutionized the aviation industry, and Air Arabia is one among them. It has its head office in Sharjah Freight Center on the grounds of Sharjah International Airport. The carrier is one of the most efficient airlines in the Middle East, providing best-in-class services at an affordable cost. Travelers can opt for Air Arabia flight booking to travel to more than 50 destinations, including Central Asia, India subcontinent, Europe and North Africa. The carrier enjoys perks of having the terminal as its main base because it helps the airline to coordinate with connecting flights right there, and reduces chances of chaos.
This LCC commenced its operations in the year 2003, and the first flight flew to Bahrain from Sharjah. It gained popularity, immediately after the launch and earned profits even in the initial years of business. The advent of LCCs, such as this has changed the whole statistics of international flight fare, making it affordable for a larger number of people. It has joint ventures at four different places in the world that makes traveling with this carrier cheaper and convenient. The first one is Air Arabia Egypt, and as the name suggests the carrier is associated with Travco Group – an Egyptian tourism firm based in Alexandria, Egypt. The second one is with the Tantash Group – based in Jordan. Moroccan investors and this no-frills carrier of Arab entered into an agreement to set up a base in Casablanca – one of the largest cities of Morocco. It also has a base in Nepal to serve the Middle East and Asia in coordination with Yeti Airlines.
The carrier serves over 90 airports with a fleet size of around 35 aircraft, which includes 6000th Airbus A320. These models can carry over 160 passengers and usually have a cabin layout of all Economy Class. It has been recognized by several awards in the aviation industry, and is also a part of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO)
The AACO is a non-profit organization, which was formed in 1965 by the League of Arab States. Around 24 airlines are members of this organization, also known as the Arab League. The annual meetings of the league are held in the presence of officials of different members and the CEO, to discuss future plans of the organization as well as individual carriers. AACO has regional training centers in different countries that attend an in-depth knowledge of the aviation world, and thousands of trainees graduated from these centers annually.
The membership criteria of AACO are simple, and being based in any of the Arab League countries is first among them. Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and many others are proud members of it. All these members cooperate with each other in order to give best services to their passengers. For instance, if Air Arabia does not operate direct flights, it can ask the fellow members to extend their services for travelers looking for it.