flydubai touches down in Congo



flydubai’s inaugural flight to Kinshasa, Congo, recently landed at N’djili Airport (Kinshasa International Airport – FIH).

On board the inaugural flight was a delegation led by senior vice president, commercial operations – UAE, GCC, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, flydubai, Sudhir Sreedharan, which was greeted by Director General, Civil Aviation Authority, Tshiumba Pmunga Jean and Cabinet Director, Minister of Transport, Kufula Makila Rex.

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Representing the first UAE carrier to offer direct air links to the Congolese capital, flydubai will operate daily flights to N’djili Airport, with one stop in Entebbe, Uganda.

The carrier’s new Kinshasa route marks another gateway for passengers from the GCC, Russia and the Indian Subcontinent into Central Africa. Passengers from the city will also benefit from access to more than 90 destinations on the flydubai network and through its codeshare partnership with Emirates Airline.

“As one of the largest and most populous cities in Africa, Kinshasa, is a key hub for travel and trade,” declared CEO, flydubai, Ghaith Al Ghaith. “Africa is one of the UAE’s emerging trade partners and with the opening of this new route to one of the busiest airports in the Democratic Republic of the Congo there will be further opportunities to strengthen commercial ties across a neighbouring continent with vast natural resources.”