Air Arabia Abu Dhabi will begin direct flights to Baku in Azerbaijan later this year.

Starting September 13, it will operate thrice-weekly flights between Abu Dhabi International airport and Heydar Aliyev International airport.

The schedule of these flights is below:

Flight Departure Time Arrival Time Aircraft Frequency
3L 730 Abu Dhabi 10:10 Baku 13:15 Airbus 320 Wednesday/Friday/Sunday
3L 731 Baku 14:15 AbuDhabi 17:15 Airbus 320 Wednesday/Friday/Sunday

Adel Al Ali, group chief executive officer, Air Arabia, said: “We are excited to start our direct flights between Abu Dhabi and Baku, a city which offers a unique blend of Europe and Asia. Baku is a significant route in our expansion plans from UAE’s capital.”

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi currently operates to 32 destinations directly from the UAE’s capital.

Alongside the launch of the Baku route in September, the airline will also begin direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Erbil in Iraq that same month.

Air Arabia added 24 new routes to its global network last year from its operating hubs in the UAE, Morocco, Egypt, Armenia, and Pakistan. It took delivery of 10 new aircraft and ended the year with a fleet of 68 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft operating to over 190 routes across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. It carried over 12.8 million passengers in 2022 and recorded its highest-ever annual net profit of Dhs1.2 billion for the year ending December 31.