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Air Arabia Abu Dhabi has started operations. You can book flights with this airline through Alternative Airlines, using the search form at the top of the page.

The airline was founded in 2019 and initially planned to launch during autumn 2020. However, because of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) was only issued in April 2020.

The airline is a low-cost carrier (LCC), based in and out of Abu Dhabi International Airport. Air Arabia and Etihad Airways set up a joint-venture to start the airline. Air Arabia also has other subsidiaries including Air Arabia Egypt, Air Arabia Maroc and Air Arabia Jordan. It is the first low-cost airline to be based at Abu Dhabi and will connect the city to even more destinations around the world.

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi offers the same value but high level of service as provided by Air Arabia. In September 2021, it was expected that Air Arabia Abu Dhabi's annual traffic would grow by 20% to 25% over the next five years. In October 2022, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi was the second-largest airline in Abu Dhabi with an 8% share of seats serving 20+ destinations.

The airline operates Airbus A320-200 aircraft and serves destinations in Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Armenia, India, Pakistan, Ukraine, Georgia and Saudi Arabia.

Baggage Policy

Checked baggage and carry-on baggage policies apply. Both baggage types have different requirements.

Carry-on Baggage

The airline offers all passengers a generous carry-on baggage allowance of 10 kg. Hand baggage allowance per passenger must not exceed the following dimensions: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm (22in x 16in x 8in).

Checked Baggage

You can select your checked baggage weight while making your booking with Air Arabia Abu Dhabi (20 Kg, 30 Kg or 40 Kg). The maximum weight permitted per individual piece of baggage is 32 Kg. Checked baggage is not complementary and fees will apply, the price is determined by your selected weight.

Cabin Classes

Air Arabia officially has 2 Cabin Classes - Economy and Business. Both cabins offer different experiences so read below to find out more on the details.

Economy Class

Economy Class Facilities

Passengers can pre-book hot meals, breakfast, salads and snacks online at affordable prices. Snacks and beverages can also be purchased during the flight. For entertainment, in-flight magazines provided. Duty-free shopping is available on selected routes.

What are Economy Class Seats Like?

The interior cabins are fitted with world-class comfort seats, with spacious economy cabin seat pitches of 32 inches.

Business Class

Business Class Facilities

As well as Economy, a Business Class cabin is available on select routes. The airline offers a variety of in-flight TV programmes showing a selection of movies, sporting adventures, comedy series and more. Business passengers can enjoy priority boarding and departure.

What are Business Class Seats Like?

The airline provides comfortable seats along with spacious leg room.


Online and airport check-in is available for Air Arabia flights. Opening and closing times vary.

Online Check-In

Online check-in is available for passengers flying with Air Arabia Abu Dhabi. Passengers will need to check in via the airline website 24 hours before their flight departure time. Please prepare your reservation number and passport details for check-in.

Airport Check-In

You can also complete your check-in at the airport. It is important that you arrive no later than 3 hours prior to departure for international flights and 2 hours before for domestic Air Arabia Abu Dhabi flights.

Frequent Flyer Program

AirRewards is the name of the frequent flyer programme. Members can earn points when flying with the airline, purchasing ancillary revenue and spending with the programme's partners. Members can buy flights with the points earned or buy flights using both cash and points.

Airline Alliance

The airline is not part of any airline alliance. However, through Air Arabia, it does have codeshare agreements with airlines including Etihad Airways.

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Destinations that Air Arabia Abu Dhabi flies to

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi flies from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Egypt, Sudan, Oman, Kyrgyzstan, Bosnia, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Armenia.

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The airline operates with a fleet of Airbus A320s from its hub at Abu Dhabi. The Airbus A320 is also widely used across the Air Arabia network.

Hub Airport

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi International Airport is the second largest airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). There are two parallel runways and consist of three passenger terminals. It is expected to serve 45 million passengers in the next 10 years.

The airport serves over 100 destinations from over 80 airlines. Etihad Airways and Wizz Air Abu Dhabi are also based at the airport. Other airlines that fly to the airport include airBaltic, Air India, Air India Express, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, British Airways, GoAir, Gulf Air, IndiGo, KLM, Oman Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Royal Jordanian, SriLankan Airlines, Turkish Airlines and more.

Frequently asked questions

Are Air Arabia Abu Dhabi flights operated by Etihad Airways?

No, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi has codeshare agreements with Etihad Airways. Codeshare agreements simply make it easier for you to travel anywhere across the world. Please note that if you booked a connecting flight with Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, then you will have a booking reference that you can use to check in and manage your booking.