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Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, said that it will launch service to the South Indian city of Kozhikode beginning February 26, reported Gulf News. Flights will initially operate three times per week between Kozhikode, the third largest city in Kerala, and Air Arabia's hub in Sharjah. By the end of May the service will be expanded to six per week. Air Arabia is the first airline in the Middle East to commence operations to Kozhikode.