Air Arabia Abu Dhabi is founded in 2019 and 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. Hence, the launch date is likely to be in June 2020.
The airline is a low-cost carrier (LCC) that is 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, Air Arabia Jordan.
The Airbus A320-200 is likely to form the airline's fleet and potentially serving destinations in Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Armenia, India, Pakistan, Ukraine, Georgia and Saudi Arabia.
As of July 2020, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi is operating to two destinations from Abu Dhabi. These two destinations are Alexandria and Sohag in Egypt and will commence operations on the 14th July, 2020.
The airports that the airline will fly to from Abu Dhabi International Airport are Borg El Arab International Airport (HBE) and Sohag International Airport (HMB).
Online check-in is available for passengers. Passengers will need to check-in via the airline website and please prepare your reservation number and passport details for check-in.
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.
The airline is not part of any airline alliance.
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.
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.