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The Sharjah-based budget airline, Air Arabia, announced it operated a new repatriation flight from Nepal to Sharjah carrying UAE nationals back home free of charge.
The special flight also carrying belly-hold cargo took off from Nepal on April 17 at 17:45 local time and landed in Sharjah International Airport same day at 20:25 local time.
"Air Arabia remains committed to bring stranded citizens back home as well as supporting requests to operate repatriation flights and is working closely with UAE authorities in this regard," Air Arabia said in a statement.
The airline announced earlier that it’s operating a mix of outbound only passenger flights as well as cargo flights during the month of April to multiple destinations.
Further information about the repatriation and cargo flights available on the website or by contacting Air Arabia call centre on 06 5580000 or respective travel agent.
Air Arabia customers can change their existing and new bookings made until March 31, 2020, for travel until Dec.31, 2020, up to 72 hours prior to departure. The airline said the offer is valid for travel from March 22, 2020, and is applicable to all fares including Etihad Guest redemptions and Etihad Holiday bookings.
Air Arabia remains committed to bring stranded citizens back home as well as supporting requests to operate repatriation flights and is working closely with UAE authorities in this regard.
The UAE will today (Monday) start receiving residents with valid residence visas, who were stranded abroad due to coronavirus pandemic from various countries.
Air Arabia was adjudged in the Low-Cost Airline of the Year category by an expert panel of industry judges for the carrier’s innovation, sustainable performance and continuous growth, said a press release issued by the company on Monday.
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