Press Statement: Regarding Air Arabia flight Sharjah – Taif on March 17, 2016

Air Arabia spokesperson said: “Air Arabia flight G9185 bound for Taif (KSA) from Sharjah (UAE) today (March 17, 2016) was diverted to King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh after the smoke indicator was detected in the cargo compartment. As a precautionary measure and in keeping with safety standards, flight crew diverted the flight and all passengers & crew were safely evacuated on landing at King Khalid International Airport. On inspection of the aircraft, there was no fire detected. We regret any inconvenience caused. The safety of our passengers and crew remains Air Arabia’s highest priority. All necessary arrangements are being made for our customers to continue their journey.”