Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will launch two new routes from Abu Dhabi to Baghdad and Erbil in Iraq.

It will commence flights to Baghdad from June 22, and to Erbil on September 15.

The new twice-weekly direct flights to each destination will operate from Abu Dhabi International airport to Baghdad International airport and Erbil International airport respectively.

Below are the schedules for the two destinations:

Schedule to Baghdad, effective June 22:

Flight Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Frequency
3L 076 Abu Dhabi 10.35 Baghdad 12.00 Airbus A320 Monday, Thursday
3L 077 Baghdad 12.40 Abu Dhabi 16.00 Airbus A320 Monday, Thursday


Schedule to Erbil, effective September 15:

Flight Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Frequency
3L 088 Abu Dhabi 23.25 Erbil 01.20 Airbus A320 Tuesday, Friday
3L 089 Erbil 02.00 Abu Dhabi 05.40 Airbus A320 Wednesday, Saturday

“We are pleased to launch Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’s first flights to Baghdad and Erbil in Iraq to further expand our growing route network from UAE’s capital,” said Adel Al Ali, group chief executive officer at Air Arabia. Air Arabia Abu Dhabi started its operations in July 2020 and currently serves a total of 31 destinations directly from Abu Dhabi International airport.

Air Arabia operates a total fleet of 68 Airbus A320 and A321 neo-LR aircraft. It reported a net profit of Dhs1.2 billion for 2022, an increase of 70 per cent compared to Dhs720 million it registered in 2021. The airline also carried over 12.8 million passengers in 2022 from its seven hubs spread out across the UAE, Morocco, Egypt, Armenia and Pakistan – representing a 90 per cent increase over the 6.8 million passengers it carried in 2021.