Dubai-based flydubai is further expanding its destination portfolio with additional routes, bringing its network to more than 80 destinations.
The carrier will boost its network in Russia to 11 points with of the introduction of new services to Moscow Zhukovski International Airport (ZIA) from May 12, Novosibirsk Tolmachevo International Airport (OVB) from May 28 and Perm International Airport (PEE) from June 2, while also resuming operations to four more points in the market in May.
Meanwhile, the carrier will be resuming services to Bandar Abbas International Airport (BND) from May 12 and Mashhad International Airport (MHD) from May 13, growing its operations in Iran to five points including Larr (LRR), Shiraz (SYZ) and Tehran (IKA).
Offering its customers more summer options, flydubai will be operating seasonal flights to Bodrum (BJV) and Trabzon (TZX) in Turkey, as well as Batumi (BUS) in Georgia. The carrier is set to restart its seasonal operations to Tivat International Airport (TIV) in Montenegro from June 25.
CEO, flydubai, Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “It is now 11 years since flydubai’s first flight to Russia. During this period, we have grown our network in Russia providing direct air links from these key cities in Russia to the UAE; many of which are less than four hours flying time. We’ve made Dubai much more accessible and at the same time improved connectivity to more than 155 destinations from Dubai’s international aviation hub. Today, we are pleased to see our operations take off once again as we continue to support trade and travel between the countries.”
Also commenting was senior vice president, commercial operations and e-commerce, flydubai, Jeyhun Efendi: “flydubai offers convenient, comfortable and reliable services to its passengers whether they choose to travel in Business Class or Economy Class. We recognise that since the pandemic it has not been possible for our customers to travel as much as they would have liked. The launch of these new points in Russia along with the resumption of flights to a number of destinations on our network will hopefully enable more passengers to travel this summer, with the expectation of countries easing up travel restrictions in line with the growing vaccination efforts around the network.”