Granting greater connectivity to Russia, flydubai has announced that it will be launching new daily services to Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) in Moscow on November 29.
These new flights are due to increase the airline’s frequency to the Russian capital to double daily, with the existing service to Vnukovo International Airport (VKO).
CEO, flydubai, Ghaith Al Ghaith remarked on the news: “We are excited to be offering our passengers more options to access two different points of the Russian capital. The launch of our new daily flights to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport is based on the increase in demand for more affordable and reliable direct links to the UAE and beyond.”
The Dubai-based airline began servicing Moscow in 2014 and now served 11 unique points in Russia, with the most recent destinations being Makhachkala, Ufa and Voronezh. flydubai also operates direct flights to Kazan, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow (VKO), Rostov-on-Don, Samara and Yekaterinburg.
During H1 of 2017, the carrier witnessed an impressive 45 per cent jump in passenger numbers to Russia, compared to the corresponding time frame in 2016.
Senior vice president commercial – UAE, EU, ME, CIS, flydubai, Jeyhun Efendi enthused: “Russia continues to be a very important market for flydubai. We have been committed to opening up underserved markets and adding frequency based on demand across our network. Our commitment is demonstrated by the increase of our operations to 11 points and 47 weekly flights to the Russian market. We are also looking forward to increasing our frequency to 52 weekly flights from mid-December which provide our passenger with more convenient timings and options for travel to and from Dubai.”