Air Arabia (العربية للطيران) is a Low-Cost Carrier (LCC), based at Sharjah International Airport, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The airline is a member of the Arab Air Carriers organisation and was established on 3 February 2003 by an Amiri Decree, issued by the Ruler of Sharjah and members of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates. It was the first low-fare airline in the region. The airline started operations on 28 October 2003 with the first flight from Sharjah, UAE to Bahrain. The airline was profitable from the first year of being in business.

Air Arabia features as one of the cheapest airlines in the Middle East.

Fleet Size and destinations of Air Arabia Airlines

The airline operates scheduled services to a whopping 155 destinations. Its routes are based around the Middle East, North Africa, India, Central Asia and Europe. International destinations include 22 countries from Sharjah, 28 destinations in 9 countries from Casablanca, Fez, Nador and Tangier, 11 destinations in 8 countries from Ras Al Khaimah, and 6 destinations in 4 countries from Alexandria.


The Air Arabia fleet consists of the following aircraft as of August 2020:


Air Arabia Fleet

Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 52 168 The New Livery is currently being applied to the entire Air Arabia Fleet
Airbus A320neo 73 TBA Order announced in the 2019 Dubai Air Show 
Airbus A321neo 27 TBA Order announced in the 2019 Dubai Air Show 
Airbus A321LR 5 1 215
Airbus A321XLR 20 TBA Order announced in the 2019 Dubai Air Show
Total 57 121


Checked Baggage

Air Arabia offers you the opportunity to only pay for the baggage you need. You can select checked baggage weight while booking or modifying your flight (20 Kg, 30 Kg or 40 Kg) with no limitation on the number of pieces. Pre-book your baggage allowance now and save up to 90% of baggage charges paid at the airport. The only baggage allowance available for purchase at the airport is 20 Kg, additional weight will be subject to excess baggage rates.


Carry-on Baggage

Air Arabia offers you a free hand baggage allowance of 10 Kg. Hand baggage allowance per passenger must not exceed the mentioned weight and dimensions should not exceed 55cm x 40cm x 20cm (22in x 16in x 8in), including the handle, pockets and wheels. Infants under two years old are entitled to one standard-sized bag (for items an infant may require during the flight).

Other feature in the form of availability of options to choose from a variety of films and music is available to all.

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In-Flight Entertainment

Air Arabia offers a selection of TV shows, movies, sporting events and comedy series on board its flights. Passengers can also join in on the airline’s innovative “Fun Onboard” program in which little ones can engage in drawing and face-painting and passengers can even share their musical talents.

Air Arabia TV

Find pre-selected TV shows on board your Air Arabia flight.

Air Arabia Movies

Movies and much more can be found on board your Air Arabia flight.