flydubai makes Rostov-on-Don its 8th Russian route
flydubai has further enhanced its Russian network by adding twice-weekly (Tuesday, Friday) services from Dubai (DXB) to Rostov-on-Don (ROV) on 11 October. This brings to eight the number of destinations served by the carrier in Russia. Commenting on the launch, flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: "Rostov-on-Don is an economically active city becoming one of the business hubs in south Russia. The launch underlines our commitment to serve the Russian market and we are delighted to be the first UAE-based carrier to establish this new route." Indirect competition comes from Air Arabia which has been operating from Rostov-on-Don to Sharjah since last November, and also operates twice-weekly flights. Last year Rostov-on-Don Airport handled 1.87 million passengers, an increase of 9.2% on 2011. See how the water cannon salute in Rostov-on-Don compares with others.