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(MENAFN) Sharjah-based economic airline Air Arabia reported a 13 percent increase in passenger traffic during 2012, Arabian Business reported.

The airline said it transported 5,301,484 passengers last year, driven by the airline's network expansion strategy, Air Arabia said in a statement.

In 2012, the airline has launched flights from its primary hub in Sharjah to nine new destinations - Kazan, Taif, Salalah, Ufa, Odessa, Erbil, Astana, Basra and Rostov.

The airline also increased frequencies to many exiting routes such as Moscow, Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Doha, Kuwait and Najaf as well as Karachi, Peshawar and Delhi.

In addition, the airline has continued its expansion from its hubs in Morocco and Egypt reaching a global network of 82 cities.

Air Arabia took delivery of six new aircraft in 2012 as part of an order for 44 aircraft placed in 2007. All 44 aircraft are expected to be delivered by 2016.

 






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