flydubai launches Dubai Al Maktoum operations

flydubai six new routes new base at Dubai Al Maktoum

Offering six new routes and 63 weekly frequencies, flydubai’s new base at Dubai Al Maktoum was opened for business on 25 October.

sudhir sreedharan svp commercial flydubai dubai to asmara

Sudhir Sreedharan SVP, Commercial (GCC, Indian Subcontinent, Africa), flydubai said at the inaugural Dubai to Asmara service on 25 October: “With the addition of four flights a week to Asmara, we are providing passengers from East Africa with a direct link to Dubai. When passengers choose flydubai they will enjoy our convenient, reliable and affordable travel services, our on board experience and our dedicated Business Class.”

  • flydubai launched its first flights from Dubai Al Maktoum (DWC) on 25 October. Speaking about flydubai’s new operations, Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, said: “It is the same spirit that allowed us to develop significant potential for growth in the many markets within our geographic focus and now enables us to take advantage of the huge opportunity presented by DWC. We recognise the benefits and convenience that DWC offers, while at the same time continuing our operations at the world renowned Dubai International. We are a young, dynamic airline and keen to increase opportunities for travel for our passengers across Dubai; DWC gives us that.” On the same day flydubai’s inaugural flight landed in the capital city of Eritrea, Asmara (ASM). The Eritrean capital becomes the airline’s 13th destination in East Africa and the 18th destination flydubai has launched this year.
Launch Date From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
25 Oct Dubai (DXB) Asmara (ASM) B738 (4) Eritrean Airlines (2)
26 Oct Astana (TSE) B738 (2) Air Astana (4)
25 Oct Dubai Al Maktoum (DWC) Amman (AMM) B738 (7)
Beirut (BEY)
Chittagong (CGP)
Doha (DOH) B738 (14) Qatar Airways (28)
Kuwait City (KWI)
Muscat (MCT)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 27 October 2015.


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