flydubai launches new routes to Ukraine and Russia from Dubai

flydubai launches new routes to Ukraine and Russia from Dubai

At each of the three Ukrainian airports now served by flydubai, the airline’s CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith was greeted with a welcome ceremony. And there was plenty to eat too – both the traditional bread and salt as well as the more modern cake, which caught they eye of Boris Kolesnikov, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and Chairman of UEFA Euro 2012.

  • flydubai launched its major expansion into Eastern Europe in the last week, using its 189-seat 737-800s. From its Dubai (DXB) base, the low-cost carrier in the Emirates sphere began operating to its third and fourth Russian destinations as well as entering the Ukrainian market with the launch of three routes. The highest frequency, three weekly flights, is offered to the Ukrainian capital; however, the Kiev Borispol (KBP) route also faces competition from Ukraine’s two main airlines Aerosvit and Ukraine International. Boris Kolesnikov, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and Chairman of UEFA Euro 2012, said at the launch ceremony: “Our infrastructure development for UEFA Euro 2012 is well underway and includes heavy investment in aviation to accommodate the increased traffic expected during the games and beyond. Attracting quality airlines is key to our strategy and we delighted to welcome flydubai here today. flydubai offers high quality affordable direct flights which will definitely stimulate traffic between our two countries.”
Date Destination Country WF* Competition (WF*)
14-Sep-11 Kazan (KZN) Russia 1 Ural Airlines (1)
16-Sep-11 Kharkiv (HRK) Ukraine 2
16-Sep-11 Kiev Borispol (KBP) Ukraine 3 Aerosvit (5), Ukraine International (2)
17-Sep-11 Donetsk (DOK) Ukraine 2
17-Sep-11 Ufa (UFA) Russia 1
*WF: Weekly Frequency

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