ALTHOUGH AIR ARABIA IS STILL a youngster, its youth has been well spent. Skepticism regarding the viability of the low-fare airline was high when the venture launched in October 2003 with an inaugural flight from Sharjah International Airport to Bahrain, followed soon thereafter by services to Muscat, Beirut, Kuwait and Damascus. Most Middle East governments, after all, were focused on growing their flag carriers into five star global service providers. The upstart must have tapped an ...

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