flydubai launches new route from Dubai to Dammam

Cupcakes were baked to celebrate flydubai’s new route to Dammam in Saudi Arabia. Posing with the tasty-looking creations at the airline’s headquarters was the crew as well as Sudhir Sreedharan, Head of Commercial Operations, and Mike Evans, Head of Sales & Marketing.

  • flydubai launched its sixth route to Saudi Arabia on 17 July. The low-cost airline now flies daily from its Dubai (DXB) base to Dammam (DMM), a distance of 575 kilometres, with its 189-seat 737-800s. The airline’s last Saudi routes to be launched were Riyadh and Jeddah, which both launched in May. The new route faces considerable competition, with Saudi Arabian Airlines flying 12 times a week against Emirates’ daily and Malaysia Airlines’ twice-weekly flights. The only low-cost competitor on the route is nasair, which flies once a week, however, there is also indirect competition at Sharjah from Air Arabia’s twice-daily service. flydubai’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith commented his airline’s latest route launch: “Development of the travel and tourism industry is a core focus for the Saudi government as it increases its non-oil GDP and diversifies the economy. With the launch of this route we hope to further strengthen bilateral trade relations between the two countries and open up new areas of partnership.”

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