Air Arabia is launching a service to the African state of Eritrea, with a link to the capital, Asmara. 

The Middle Eastern budget carrier will fly from Sharjah to Asmara once a week as of December 10. One of the Airbus A320-family jets will be deployed on the route. 

Air Arabia Chief Executive, Adel Ali, commented that Eritrea is becoming an important market for the United Arab Emirates, and hence the service is expected to be successful.