Shymkent's Ordabasy Plaza SHARJAH - Air Arabia, today inaugurated regular non-stop services to Shymkent, Kazakhstan. This marks the third destinations (in addition to Astana and Almaty) in Kazakhstan for the Sharjah low cost carrier and its 91st destination worldwide.

Located in the south of the country, Shymkent is the Kazakhstan’s third most populous city and is known as a center of culture and industry.

Adel Ali, Air Arabia’s group chief executive officer, said: “Kazakhstan is a rapidly emerging economy with a very bright future, and we have accordingly prioritised building our route network in the country.

“As two major oil producers, there are obvious links between the UAE and Kazakhstan, and we also see real potential for broader trade and tourism ties, which makes us confident of the success of this new service to Shymkent.”

Flights will depart Sharjah International Airport on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 22:00, arriving at Shymkent International Airport at 03:30 on the following day. Return flights will depart Shymkent on Thursdays and Sundays at 04:30 arriving in Sharjah at 06:15