Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 28 October 2020

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches low-cost flights to Chattagrom in Bangladesh

The airline will fly to Chattogram from next month, taking its network to seven destinations

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi's seventh destination is Bangladesh, with the airline starting flights to Chattogram in October. Unsplash
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi's seventh destination is Bangladesh, with the airline starting flights to Chattogram in October. Unsplash

Abu Dhabi's first low-cost airline has added another destination to its growing network.

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi announced a route to Dhaka in August, and it will begin flying to its second destination in Bangladesh from the UAE on October 11.

Flights to the port city of Chattogram will operate twice per week via an Airbus A320neo.

Outbound flights are scheduled to leave Abu Dhabi International Airport at 9am on Tuesdays and Sundays. The return flight departs departs Shah Amanat International Airport at 4.30pm. One-way fares for the flight start from Dh1,208 ($328).

Low-cost airline Air Arabia Abu Dhabi is now flying to seven destinations. Courtesy Air Arabia Abu Dhabi
Low-cost airline Air Arabia Abu Dhabi is now flying to seven destinations. Courtesy Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

Chattagrom, sometimes referred to as Chittagong, is the seventh destination Air Arabia Abu Dhabi has announced since the airline's launch on July 14. Earlier this month, it launched twice weekly flights to Sudan. The low-cost airline also flies to Cairo, Alexandria, Sohag, Kabul and Dhaka.

Travellers booking tickets on any Air Arabia flight can take a Covid-19 PCR test at a cost of Dh150. This can be done at NMC Hospitals in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ras al Khaimah.

There's also the option of taking a home test when flying with Air Arabia for the cost of Dh190.

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi is a partnership between Etihad and Sharjah-based Air Arabia.

The airline began operating in July 2020, during the global pandemic, when several other airlines were grounding aircraft and reducing their network.

Updated: October 1, 2020 11:47 AM

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